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Re: Rsync on servers (was Re: RFC: Checking for updates)

On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 03:02:10PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Otto Wyss wrote:
> > > The problem with rsync is that servers dont like running it.
> > >
> > Why?
> >
> > O. Wyss
> Because the majority of the cpu and disk processing power is done on
> the server.  Server in this case, is the first entry listed on the
> rsync command line.  This is not the way to distribute load.

Someone mentioned that they were working on pregenerating the checksum
data and storing it alongside the files on disk, to cut down on server
processing.  For files which will be rsync'd many times, this seems like
it would be a win.

 - mdz

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