Tag Archives: rsync

  • rsync

    This article was first written in February 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/205). rsync is a synchronization tool designed with powerful algorithms to only transfer the minimum needed between source and destination. Quoting the above web page: rsync is an open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer. References: For a basic explanation […]

  • Rsyncable gzip

    This article was first written in February 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/206). GZIP=”–rsyncable” tar zcvf toto.tar.gz /toto Why do you need this special option ? Because if you compress your files before synchronising them with rsync, a very small change in one original file may force rsync to re-transmit the whole compressed tar.gz file, […]