Re: Keeping File system in Sync on two servers: RSYNC

Sebastian Benoit (Benoit@pprz02.hrz.Uni-Marburg.DE)
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 16:24:56 +0200 (CES)

On Wed, 25 Jun 1997, Harald Koenig wrote:
> On Jun 24, wrote:
> > rdist is supposed to do something like this, and I forget what it is
> > called, but someone else wrote something "better" - it was in
> > linux-announce a few weeks ago. This might not be exactly what you need,
> > but should be close.
> I've browesed all my linux-announce files but couldn't five a pointer.
> does anyone know how this "better" rdist replacement is called and/or
> where to look for it?

Maybe this one:

|Rsync was written by Andrew Tridgell and Paul Mackerras, and is
|available under the GPL.

>From :

|rsync is a replacement for rcp that has many more features.
|rsyns uses the "rsync algorithm" which provides a very fast method for
|bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the
|differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both
|sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand.
|At first glance this may seem impossible because the calculation of
|diffs between two files normally requires local access to both
|A technical report describing the rsync algorithm is included with
|this package.


Sorry for crossposting, but I thought it might be
interessting :-)


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