big backup file-Solved

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Jan 16 16:18:44 UTC 2010

2010/1/16 Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at>:
>        As I understand it rsync stores a file somewhere in the
> backup that tells it what it has, and so when you do the next
> backup it only adds new files. This might be quite big.

No it does not store anything extra anywhere.  It does it by
mathematical magic.  Google for rsync algorithm if you want to know


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