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Re: Are Updates and Checkouts also atomic?

From: Steve Greenland <steveg_at_lsli.com>
Date: 2005-05-20 00:48:10 CEST

On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 02:59:38PM -0700, Noah Spurrier wrote:
> Hmm... now that I think about this again I think
> maybe I should test this more. It is highly likely
> that my low opinion of rsync binary diff is
> due to my experience with rsyncing compressed
> binaries where small changes in the original
> file usually yield very different compressed
> output files -- thus causing rsync to copy
> the entire file...

Right, it's the compression that screws up rsync, not the binary. (As
far as rsync is concerned, everything is binary: it works in blocks, not

Recent versions of gzip have an '--rsyncable' option that works around
this very problem. It leads to slightly bigger compressed files, but a
small change in the original only affects a small part of the compressed


"Outlook not so good." That magic 8-ball knows everything! I'll ask
about Exchange Server next.
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