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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.
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.
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.