rsync to iSCSI over WAN
Benjamin R. Haskell
rsync at benizi.com
Fri Jul 23 01:32:51 MDT 2010
On Fri, 23 Jul 2010, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jul 2010, Tom Christensen wrote:
> > I am running rsync in cygwin on windows. I am attempting to backup a
> > somewhat large data store (750GB) to a remote site. As its windows
> > and preserving permissions exactly is important, I have an iSCSI
> > drive mounted on the local system across a somewhat slow WAN link
> > (IE, it would take about 3 months to copy the datastore over it).
> > Unfortunately, since this appears as a "local" copy to rsync, it
> > always copies whole files. Even though it is a "local" copy, I want
> > to only send diffs, as we have large files that have small changes
> > daily. Reading the man page, and everything I can find on the net I
> > don't see an option to force diffs only/rsync protocol, is this
> > possible?
> I didn't see a "don't use --whole-file"-type option. [...]
Apparently I didn't look very hard... searched for 'whole' again in the
Just use --no-whole-file.
Though the batch mode is also a handy thing to know about, there's
overhead from making two passes.
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