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Re: RSync

Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca> writes:

> Are there any alternatives to rsync that don't use as much memory?

(Assuming that you don't mind requiring ftp access...)

One of fmirror's stated design goals is to use as little RAM as
possible, and it has a much nicer inclusion/exclusion semantics than
mirror, but I couldn't get it to work here.  It kept dying with socket
problems.  This was a while back, though, so it might work now.  If it
hadn't been for that show-stopper, I would have switched.  It's syntax
made it really easy to specify things like "I want a mirror of
unstable and frozen, but only the {disks,binary}-{i386,all} stuff.  To
do the same thing in mirror syntax is a much bigger hassle.

Another tool, mirrordir on the other hand claims to make a minimal set
of changes.  It doesn't download files, devices, etc. just because
their permissions have changed, it handles these modifications itself.
It's biggest failing (as far as I can see), is that it has really
limited inclusion/exclusion mechanisms.  For example, it looks like
only one exclude-regexp is supported.

Oh, and anyone else notice that mirror's in non-free?  I was

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu>
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