[OT] - Backing Up Windows XP to Linux
gabe at gundy.org
Wed Oct 4 13:25:38 MDT 2006
On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 15:12 -0400, brianhks at activeclickweb.com wrote:
> This is bad. If you mount the drive you may as well use cp or copy or
> xcopy. The real strength of rsync is its extremely low level of
> network traffic to sync the data. To do this rsync does checksums on
> the data so if you run it over a mounted volume it will read all of
> the date across the wire. Rsync runs best when there are two
> instances of rsync running, one on each machine to be synchronized.
> This way only checksums are passed over the wire before any data is
Good eye. I was trying to be creative and make it as transparent as
possible on the Windows box. But, you're right, this would not be a
good solution. Hmm, back to the drawing board.
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