Rsync to just upload new/updated files without comparing source/destination

Kevin Korb kmk at
Sun Nov 19 21:43:38 UTC 2017

If the source only has 50 files then rsync only needs to check for those
50 files on the target.  If one exists rsync will compare the timestamp
to see if it needs copying.  Yes, rsync verifies a hash of the file
after transfer.

On 11/19/2017 02:41 PM, Amit via rsync wrote:
> Thanks for info. I was under the assumption that rsync will execute
> followings steps:
> 1. Compare first to identify different files (new/updated) --> This is where
> i am worried due to data size
> 2. Upload new/updated files
> 3 Remove source file
> As per your comment, rsync will compare after uploading to check if files
> are identical ?
> Additionally i don't expect to delete directories as i want to maintain same
> directory structure on source. Any insights on if following query will work
> effeciently for adding new files to destination
> rsync --remove-source-files -av -r <Source Root Folder> ssh
> abc at<Destination Root Folder>
> Assuming 5 TB of data available at destination and source has about 50 files
> (New or Updated i.e. files with same name and in same folder), source file
> will be removed as soon as it's uploaded.
> Thanks
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