The recursive switch
kmk at sanitarium.net
Thu Mar 1 12:34:16 MST 2012
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Without -r rsync will ignore all directories even if the path you
specified is a directory. That is what recursive means.
If you are having memory usage issues make sure you are running rsync
version 3 on both ends and check that you aren't using any of the
options that conflict with incremental recursion (like --delete-before).
On 03/01/12 09:29, Colin Raven wrote:
> Google hasn't been a whole lot of help here, so here goes...
> Using the -r switch appears to impose a significant performance hit
> on low[er] end (embedded) systems, i.e. those without scads of
> memory, and/or multi-core workstation or server class machines. If
> you DON'T specify the -r switch, surely rsync won't ignore
> directory trees - or will it?
> Warm regards & TIA
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