Re: Rsync on servers
firstname.lastname@example.org (Otto Wyss) writes:
> Is this load really a problem? Doesn't a ftp download need about about
> the same amount of load on the server as the rsync? Doesn't an rsync
> download even need less if just halve of the download is actually
FTP just reads bytes off disk and spews them to the network. This
takes little CPU, and the zero-copy networking people are working at
getting rid of most of that.
Rsync is much more complex, because of the contortions it goes through
to minimize bandwidth used. Take a look at
http://rsync.samba.org/rsync/tech_report/ for details.
Alan Shutko <email@example.com> - In a variety of flavors!
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