k5di at zianet.com
Tue May 20 12:21:02 UTC 2008
Owen Townend wrote:
> On 20/05/2008, Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com> wrote:
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> More and more interesting. I checked my regular backup and it is 2.9
>> GB. This is close to the 2.87 GB I really have now. I am using rsync
>> -avz /usr /media/disk and there are like 8 of these.
> Slightly tangential, but why are you using the -z switch for a local rsync?
> This option is for compressing during transmission and has no effect
> on the resulting backup's size. Using it for a local backup wastes a
> lot of cpu time compressing and expanding each file.
Since I was told about switch's for rsync I have stopped using the z
and added -SH which seems to keep rsync from filling empty spaces with
0's and other things.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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