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Old 07-08-2007, 01:31 AM   #1
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Rsyncing a large file

Hi all. I want to backup a zipped file (about a 100 megs). I noticed that using rsync it still sends the entire file no matter how small the change in the file was (in otherwords, the speedup was 1). Is there any program/command similar to rsync that can sync single large files instead of only folders? Thanks.
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How do you measure the "size" of a change inside a zip file?
Did you binary diff the two?

To make rsync efficient zip the file after the transfer,
and use a high compression level if you're worried about


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Old 07-09-2007, 12:31 AM   #3
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I guess that's my only choice. Thanks.


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