On 03/31/2016 12:23 PM, Gordon Messmer wrote: > On 03/31/2016 09:24 AM, Robert Nichols wrote: >> >> The only thing I know of that's likely to cause rsync to run out of memory >> is when there are a huge number of hard links and you are using the "-H" >> option to preserve them. > > If you're using -H, rsync has to keep a table of all of the files and inode/device number combinations. It'll actually consume *more* memory if you have a smaller number of hard-linked files. It only needs to keep track of that for files that have a link count greater than 1 in their inodes. -- Bob Nichols "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address. Do NOT delete it.