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RE: Optimizing large copies

From: Mark Burgess
Subject: RE: Optimizing large copies
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 16:05:16 +0200

I concur with this. Cfengine insists on the correctness and security of
each operation -- and that takes time. A program like rsync can achieve
significantly better performance in large copies if you have a trusted


On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 08:59 -0400, Baker, Darryl wrote:
> I understand your concerns but with the number and size of the files you are
> talking about you really should investigate a program that is optimized for
> files copying. While cfengine can maintain binary files this is not its
> primary focus. Its main focus is maintaining the system configuration. Rsync
> was designed to keep files identical on several machines. Using rsync in
> conjunction with ssh for security you end up with a much better solution for
> maintaining binary files. It is optimized just for this purpose. The use of
> rsync with ssh is well documented and in use in a large number of large
> sites.
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