richardkimber at btinternet.com
Thu Dec 12 15:53:50 UTC 2013
On Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:13:31 -0500
> The last modified time stamps were different. When copying over a
> network protocol, (rsync or rsync through ssh), rsync would compare each
> affected file and only transfer over the data needed to for any
> differences/discrepencies. However, when synching between locally
> mounted filesystems, if the file timestamps are different, the file is
> simply copied over, (presumably, copying the file doesn't require any
> more disc activity than comparing both byte for byte.)
> Renaming or moving folders should not have changed any timestamps... did
> you end up copying directories/files instead while you were re-organizing?
I mostly renamed and moved folders. There was very little copying. I used
drag and drop in nautilus to do almost everything. A small handful of files
was renamed from the command line.
> 5 hours for 500GB, roughly 30MB/s... drive connected by USB? (Offtopic,
> but I thought 5 hours sounded too slow, until I did the math.)
They're USB drives.
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