We had learned a lot about rsync applications in our Linux Training or RHCE Training. Or if you have done RHCSS Training then rsync comes there also. We all the benefits of rsync and the advantages of using it as it saves the network bandwidth.

Starting the day with rsync, once again.

We all know that the main feature of rsync is that it transfers only the changed block or contents to the destination, instead of sending the whole file.

If network bandwidth is not an issue for you, you can transfer the whole file, using rsync -W option. This can be slightly faster than the normal rsync process, because in this case it doesn’t have to perform the checksum at the source and destination. But can increase the I/O at the target. So you need to use your judgement.

Here is another illustrated example of this scenario.

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Using rsync to transfer whole file

Using rsync to transfer whole file