[ale] rsync and big file systems
jonathan.glass at ibb.gatech.edu
Thu Feb 19 20:11:48 EST 2004
David Hamm wrote:
>Has anyone had experience with rsync and large file systems? The file system
>in question is around 80Gigs with thousands of tiff files. We would like to
>set up two identical servers and have the secondary server rsync with the
>primary each night over gigabit Ethernet. At most only about 100 megs of new
>files would be changed per day. Any thoughts or experiences?
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I've done this a few times. Things go a little slowly on the initial
transfer, but then things go fairly well.
In fact, the time i was running it, I was rsyncing over 140GB of data
between two fileservers, in preparation for a switch. Worked flawlessly.
If you're going to do this over a public network, be sure to check
rsync's -e option.
rsync -a -e ssh user at host:/path/to/source /path/to/destination
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