Re: a tool that allows to continue copying between HDDs
On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:50:25PM -0700, Mike Castle wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Celejar<email@example.com> wrote:
> > I'm no expert in this stuff, so I'm curious - what is gained by this
> > over a straight rsync?
> In my experience, find | cpio is faster than rsync for moving raw
> data around. Not sure why, but it feels that way. It's been a long
> time since I've done any speed tests.
> If I remember correctly, rsync will still use one process for reading
> and another for writing, so you end up reading gigs from disk, shoving
> gigs over pipe, writing gigs to disk. I'm not sure if that's still
> the case or not. The common tar cf - | tar xf - solution has the same
> issue. find | cpio just shoves the list of file names across the
> pipe, so there's nearly a third less data being moved around. Of
> course, all of that may be immaterial on modern machines.
> It may also be that find | cpio has less of the fragmentation issues
> that rsync does (see discussions in the week or two on this list).
> But that's pure guess work on my part.
So why not just use cp -a ?
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