[plug] what command does the same thing as robocopy /mir?

sothisistheinternet sothisistheinternet at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 01:00:14 WST 2007

On 3/3/07, Patrick Coleman <blinken at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/3/07, sothisistheinternet <sothisistheinternet at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> <snip>
> >
> > Any idea why rsync -avz --delete /pub/share1 /mnt/usbdrive1 is so
> incredibly
> > slow? It takes longer to run than just reformatting the 320GB USB drive
> and
> > copying the data from the /pub/share1 directory (260GB) back to it!
> The -z option compresses the data with gzip as it copies, which is
> designed to help over network links. If rsync isn't intelligent enough
> to notice it's doing a local copy and so compression will be a bad
> idea, then turning compression on will slow the copy down a huge
> amount.
> -Patrick

Hi Patrick,

I have no idea whatsoever why I was using z. I blame it on the newborn.
Either that or my alternate personality is smoking crack.

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