rsync of big image files from virtual hosts takes lot of time

Lentes, Bernd bernd.lentes at
Sun Oct 21 12:35:53 UTC 2018

----- Am 20. Okt 2018 um 20:05 schrieb rsync ML rsync at

> I don't see any --stats output.  It will tell you exactly how much data
> was involved.
> A local copy means that rsync isn't networking.  Rsync speeds things up
> by running on 2 separate computers and communicating using the rsync
> protocol.  If you are running rsync on a single computer with the source
> being a mounted SAN volume and the target being a mounted cifs share
> then as far as rsync is concerned that is a local copy.
> So, either get the cifs server to speak rsync (either over ssh or with
> rsyncd) or just use cp.  Only copying the changes isn't all that helpful
> when rsync has to read the whole target file over the network just to
> find out what is different about it.  That is why --whole-file is
> implied when rsync isn't networking.
> On 10/20/2018 02:00 PM, Lentes, Bernd via rsync wrote:

This is the output with --stats for a 50GB image.
Appended also the output from time.
You see it's horrible slow.
I will try cp.

Literal data: 187,432,960 bytes
Matched data: 53,499,658,240 bytes
File list size: 0
File list generation time: 0.001 seconds
File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
Total bytes sent: 189,111,658
Total bytes received: 3,277,035

sent 189,111,658 bytes  received 3,277,035 bytes  6,493.15 bytes/sec
total size is 53,687,091,200  speedup is 279.06

real    493m49.055s
user    15m28.933s
sys     26m13.445s



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