[CentOS] recommendations for copying large filesystems

Tom Brown tom at ng23.net
Mon Jun 23 18:13:54 UTC 2008

> I have done 700k and 800k files transfers (including hardlinks), but 
> indeed it could take a while to compute the transferlist. Newer rsync 
> versions bring down the amount of memory needed drastically. That is 
> one of the reasons I offer a recent rsync in RPMforge. There is almost 
> never a good reason to use a dated rsync.
i have used rsync on ~16million files with a filesystem size of about 
1.5TB - worked fine but took a while

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