What is the default compression level for local synchronisation?

Stier, Matthew Matthew.Stier at us.fujitsu.com
Mon Oct 5 12:59:34 UTC 2015

You need to explicitly enable it. (-z)

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From: rsync [mailto:rsync-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Charles
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 7:32 AM
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Subject: Re: What is the default compression level for local synchronisation?

On 05/10/15 17:30, rsync-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
>> Should we use --compress-level=0 for local synchronisation?  We
>> are using rsync 3.0.9 and 3.1.1.

> You should not use compression at all on local copies.  It is nothing
> but wasted CPU cycles.
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Thanks Kevin :-)

You answered the question perfectly but it is not the question I want

The question I want answering is "Does rsync need telling not to
compress when SOURCE and DEST are both local or does it automatically
choose a sane compression setting?"

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