Are there any current, in play plans, to multi-thread rsync?

Michael Brian - IL MICHAELB at
Sat Oct 17 01:32:14 MDT 2009

Thanks for the update.
We are using rsync to sync up the Oracle archived transaction logs to
our standby databases.
We would like to control the number of files that could be transfered in
Thanks for the update.
Brian P Michael
Technical Management Consultant
Rolta TUSC, Inc.
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From: 4wayned at [mailto:4wayned at] On Behalf Of Wayne
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2009 2:30 AM
To: Michael Brian - IL
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Subject: Re: Are there any current, in play plans, to multi-thread

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 8:32 PM, Michael Brian - IL <MICHAELB at>

	I am looking for an enhancement to multi-thread or parallelize
	Are there any plans that would allow one to set a parameter,
like 'number_of_threads' and rsync will ship multiple files at the same

Not at present.  That would be a pretty big protocol change, and is
probably something that would be best left to a new-protocol rewrite.
It would be quite interesting to have separate connections for the
hierarchy traversal code versus one or more file transfer connections
that were controlled by the traversal process, but that is not something
that I'm working on, nor have I heard about anyone else doing that. 

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