rsyncing from a compressed tarball.

Kevin Korb kmk at
Wed Dec 7 18:03:50 UTC 2016

Can you use a fuse mount to pretend that the tarball is a filesystem?
Also, there is squashfs.

On 12/07/2016 12:59 PM, Ed Peschko wrote:
> Mike,
> As it stands right now, we use xz for our compression, so if rsync had
> a similar option for xz that would probably be an improvement.
> However, I think being able to decompress directly to the remote
> system would save more; elsewise I don't see how I'm going to be able
> to avoid untarring and uncompressing the whole xz file on the other
> end.
> thanks much,
> ed
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 8:36 PM, Mike Hodson <mystica at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 8:07 PM, Ed Peschko <horos22 at> wrote:
>>> All,
>>> I'm working in an environment *very* restricted by space, and need to
>>> sync from that location to another location.
>>> So I'd like to be able to sync from a source that is not a filesystem,
>>> like a compressed tarball.
>>> Is this possible with the --files-from argument (or some other such
>>> argument)?
>> I'm curious if rsyncing the entire compressed tarball might work for you, if
>> you compress the tarball with  the gzip option of --rsyncable  and then
>> rsync with        --inplace ?
>> Mike

	Kevin Korb			Phone:    (407) 252-6853
	Systems Administrator		Internet:
	FutureQuest, Inc.		Kevin at  (work)
	Orlando, Florida		kmk at (personal)
	Web page:
	PGP public key available on web site.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 191 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <>

More information about the rsync mailing list