meaning of rsync statistics figures

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Jul 4 16:08:53 MDT 2011

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 7:33 AM, memo garcia <mgarcia at> wrote:

> at the end of the process, rsync prints some summary statistics that I
> don’t know what exactly means.
> ** **
> Sent 2742043 bytes  received 377885 bytes  271298.09 bytes/sec****
> Total size is 44016420050  speedup is 14108.15

That's pretty straight-forward -- it sent 2.7 MB over the wire, received 377
KB over the wire, and all the files in the whole transfer hierarchy were 44
GB.  Using --stats will give you a further breakdown, including the total
size of the files that were updated and how much of that data was matched
and how much was sent literally.

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