[Dirvish] Dirvish and Strato Hi-Drive?

Johannes Kastl mail at ojkastl.de
Thu Jan 5 05:59:35 UTC 2012

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On 04.01.12 16:54 brian wrote:

> The advantage over using rsync directly is that the rsync would
> take a long time, sending all the data over the WAN. This way the
> rsync is over quickly and dropbox forwards the stuff in the
> background as fast as the WAN supports.

I'm sorry, but I'll have to contradict you there, please correct me if
I'm wrong.

If you are using rsync or dirvish, it should just copy the pieces
across the internet, that have been changed. So it would not transfer
whole files just because of one bit that has changed.

I have not tried to use dropbox with hardlinked files, but I assume
that dropbox would treat all files as separate, and will transfer each
and everyone of them to the server (taking up time and space there).
So, dropbox is working with simple files, but using it to store
dirvish backups online seems to be losing dirvish's advantages.

Again, please correct me if I'm wrong.

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