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[ale] rsync with big files (.5GB and above)

On 4/30/07, Robert Story <rstory-l at 2006.revelstone.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Apr 2007 16:36:49 -0400 Jeff wrote:
> JL> Check out the --append option.
> That's great for a file that has been transferred, but has grown. For a large
> file which hasn't completed yet, try --partial, which tells the remote side
> not to delete a partially transferred file.

Good advice, but per the man page:

A  better  way to keep partial files than the --partial option is to
specify a DIR that will be used to hold the partial data (instead of
writing it out to the destination file).  On the next transfer, rsync
will use a file found in this dir as data to speed up the resumption
of the transfer and then delete it after it has served its purpose.

I think I will try that approach.

Greg Freemyer
The Norcross Group
Forensics for the 21st Century