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  Automated Backups on Tiger Using rsync
Subject:   Will it work on SMB, NFS or AppleShare backup volumes?
Date:   2005-07-25 07:18:29
From:   tlaurenzo1
Response to: Will it work on SMB, NFS or AppleShare backup volumes?

It should work. Just be aware that the slick rsync algorithm that differentially copies files will cause an excessive amount of bandwidth to be utilized if copying to a locally mounted remote filesystem. (Do to the nature of the algorithm, this should result in virtually the entire target file on the remote file-system being sent back to the server for any file where the time and/or date are different -- Then the differences are calculated and sent the other way).


I haven't tried it, but you probably will find that it lowers your bandwidth needs by specifying the "-W" option.