[nycbug-talk] Rsync'ng sparse files.

Jan Schaumann jschauma at netmeister.org
Mon Mar 12 12:24:52 EDT 2012

Mark Saad <mark.saad at ymail.com> wrote:

>   I have a curious question for the rsync users out there. Does anyone
> know if using -S "[To] handle sparse files efficiently" slows the
> rsync process down on the receiving side for all non sparse file
> transfers ?

It would have to, right?  In order to seek across the hole, rsync would
need to actually read the whole file and perform the checksum algorithm
rather than the default "quick" check.

Just speculating, though.
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