Static server side listing

Kevin Korb kmk at
Wed Dec 21 21:44:04 MST 2011

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Sounds like a job for a snapshot.  If you are on Linux that would be
an lvm2 snapshot.  Other operating systems with basic volume
management usually have an equivalent.

On 12/21/11 23:35, Mark Constable wrote:
> I've looking for a solution for this and no amount of googling has 
> come up with anything.
> Is it possible to provide a static listing on a server, say every 
> 24 hours, that a standard end-user rsync can pull and use?
> I have a lot of files to provide and the idea of every request 
> dynamically providing a file list in real time is killing my server
> and is simply not needed. I am quite prepared to swap in 
> (atomically) an alternate file tree every 24 hours as long as I can
> also provide a static file list. I know the files will not change
> for 24 hours and could easily handle a 10Kb to 100Kb static list
> being downloaded, plus the actual delta downloads, but adding 
> 100/sec listings of 20,000 files is a killer.

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