Re: Newbie Questions

1998-06-20 14:32:14
Earl Hood <ehood(_at_)hydra(_dot_)acs(_dot_)uci(_dot_)edu> writes:

I'd like to add a little to Steve's great reply.  If you are not scared
of a little programming, you can optimize the transfer of MHonArc archive
data to the Web server by only transfering files that are new, or have
changed, since the last transfer.  Actually, there may be some mirroring
software that you can use that can probably automate the task for you.
Decent mirror software should only transfer data that has changed or
is new.

A great software, which I use for efficiently mirroring rather big sets
of files, is `rsync'.  If you have an IP link between suitable machines,
even if slow, one notable feature of `rsync' is that it is able to diff
remote files without transferring them (that's all of a challenge! :-),
and then transfer only differences for updating files at the other hand.
Check `' for more information.

François Pinard                            
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