[Dirvish] Is this a dumb idea? rsync without ssh

Bernd Haug haug at berndhaug.net
Thu Mar 6 03:43:38 UTC 2008

Petcher, Daniel wrote:
> My boss just had a good idea: he suggested exporting an NFS share, then
> rsync will think it's working locally and not bother with the SSH tunnel.

Now, if you want to do a full copy and don't care about bandwidth and 
transfer volume consumption, why use rsync in the first place and don't 
just cp to the NFS share?

It'll simply copy when both sides are local; at least that's how I read

 > You  can  also  use rsync in local-only mode, where both the source
 > and destination don't have a ':' in the name. In this case it behaves
 > like an improved copy command.

in the rsync man page.

Yours, Bernd

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