Speeding rsync via externalities like file system choice
c182driver1 at gideon.org
Thu May 20 17:38:24 MDT 2010
Using rsync --link-dest, I end up with a file system that has a
relatively large number of directory entries but relatively small number
of inodes. Copying this volume takes hours...far more than other volumes
of similar size. I blame the much larger amount of directory traversal
(and comparisons between source and destination) that are occurring.
I'm using ext3, but I'm not wed to it. Is there a different file system
that would speed the process? The one somewhat unusual requirement is
that this must support ACLs.
Is there anything else I could do to speed these rsync operations?
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