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satimis 03-11-2004 07:16 AM

Rsync vs ssh
 
Hi folks,

Rsync
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I am currently running SSH to transfer files and doing remote administration. Rsync is new to me. Could folks please gives me some advice of their difference in application and their pros and cons. Are there other packages from Open Source similar to Rsync? Pointers would be appreciated.

TIA

B.R.
satimis

TBC Cosmo 03-11-2004 12:07 PM

ssh gives you a shell. rsync according to below, is a replacement for scp and rcp.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/rsync/

jharris 03-11-2004 12:10 PM

Typically you rsync files over an ssh tunnel which may be where your confusion comes from. Rsync and SSH are very different applications, aimed at different tasks. The scp/sftp capability of ssh is fine for transferring a few files, but not much use for keeping a directory-tree containing thousands of files in sync - this is what rsync does for you.

What is it you are trying to accomplish?

cheers

Jamie...

satimis 03-11-2004 09:27 PM

Hi Moderator and TBC Cosmo,

Thanks for your advice.

Quote:

What is it you are trying to accomplish?


Mr. Andrew Tridgell, the creator of Samba, is going to hold 2 speechs here, Hong Kong, on Mar 18,2004. The same will cover Samba 4 and rsync as follows;

Samba 4 (what you get from it)
OSS development with Samba/rsync project

I am running ssh, scp, sftp, etc. and have used Samba about 3 years ago. Rsync is completely new to me therefore I need to have some knowledge about it before attending the speech.

B.R.
satimis

jharris 03-12-2004 03:43 AM

Those speeches sound good. Rsync is a really handy utility, there's a rather scary whitepaper about it which is part of Andrew's thesis somewhere on http://rsync.samba.org and a technical report at http://rsync.samba.org/tech_report/ which is good reading.

cheers

Jamie...

satimis 03-12-2004 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by jharris
Those speeches sound good. Rsync is a really handy utility, there's a rather scary whitepaper about it which is part of Andrew's thesis somewhere on http://rsync.samba.org and a technical report at http://rsync.samba.org/tech_report/ which is good reading.

cheers

Jamie...

Hi,

Noted with thanks

B.R.
satimis

troj 04-03-2004 11:28 PM

Satimis,

It may not help you understand rsync alone, but I made a small explanatory page here:

http://www.jdmz.net/ssh/

describing the rsync over ssh that jharris was referring to here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...393#post809393

Hope this is helpful,

Troy

satimis 04-04-2004 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by troj
Satimis,

It may not help you understand rsync alone, but I made a small explanatory page here:

http://www.jdmz.net/ssh/

describing the rsync over ssh that jharris was referring to here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...393#post809393

Hope this is helpful,

Troy

Hi Troy,

Tks for your information and link

satimis


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