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Re: rsync over ssh/nfs (was: server crashing)

On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 01:35:50AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> Otherwise, the entire *point* of rsync is to *not* transfer the
> entire data of the file over the network, and running rsync over
> NFS entirely defeats that, since to checksum the hunks of the file
> the entire file must be read over NFS...which is to say, over the
> network!

Idle question: is rdist clever in the way rsync is, dealing with chunks
of file rather than entire files?



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