How to speed up rsync when haveing lots of files

lewis butler lbutler+rsync at
Wed Mar 4 04:26:27 GMT 2009

On 3-Mar-2009, at 20:33, Daniel.Li wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 08:58 -0500, Charles Marcus wrote:
>> On 3/3/2009 8:52 AM, ml at wrote:
>>>>> unfortunatelly rsync is beeing REALLY slow and produces a high  
>>>>> load when
>>>>> we try to sync lots of files (>250 000 small files).
>>>> What version of rsync are you using?
>>> # rsync --version
>>> rsync  version 2.6.9  protocol version 29
>> Upgrade to 3.0.5 (on both ends)
> OK, besides this, is there any other way to improve the network
> performance? some thing like change the option or what?

Not so much.  a large part of 3.0 is specifically to handle large  
numbers of files.

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