Is it possible to transfer a large, dynamic file in a piecemeal fashion? Yes it is.

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Tue Sep 5 01:04:33 UTC 2017

Kevin Korb via rsync <rsync at> wrote:
> [-- multipart/signed, encoding 7bit, 98 lines --]
>    [-- multipart/mixed, encoding 7bit, 72 lines --]
>        [-- text/plain, encoding quoted-printable, charset: utf-8, 65 lines --]
> You probably want --inplace for this rather than partial.  The upside of
> --partial is that the existing file isn't replaced until there is a
> complete file to replace it with.  The downside is building up that
> entire new file.

Agreed. --inplace definitely works better for me.

Thank you,

Don Kuenz KB7RPU

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