On Monday, 17 October 2016 at 6:51:05 -0700, Freddie Cash wrote: > On Oct 17, 2016 1:21 AM, "Lars Engels" <lars.eng...@0x20.net> wrote: >> >> rsync 2 has a different algorithm for checking if a file changed. The >> new one is much faster. > > Rsync 2 also spent a long time building a list of changes files first, > before transferring any data. > > Rsync 3 starts building the file list, then starts transferring data while > it continues to build the file list. This drops the total time spent by a > large factor. Our backup times dropped by about an hour per server > switching from 2 to 3. > > Something else to consider when looking at resurrecting version 2.
I can see no good reason to use rsync 2 in favour of 3. But reko is concerned by the GPL number, not rsync number. The other thing to consider is whether rsync 2 is faster than the other alternative software. I suspect that it is. Greg -- Sent from my desktop computer. Finger g...@freebsd.org for PGP public key. See complete headers for address and phone numbers. This message is digitally signed. If your Microsoft mail program reports problems, please read http://lemis.com/broken-MUA
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