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Date:      Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:58:26 -0500
From:      "Michael B. Eichorn" <ike@michaeleichorn.com>
To:        Patrick Hess <patrickhess@gmx.net>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Synchronizing directory hierarchies via SFTP
Message-ID:  <1449532706.6801.2.camel@michaeleichorn.com>
In-Reply-To: <3931169.O6iNsM7Ae5@desk8.phess.net>
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On Tue, 2015-12-08 at 00:08 +0100, Patrick Hess wrote:
> Terje Elde wrote:
> > You could mount the sftp locally (sshfs, fuse?), and then use rsync
> > as if with two local dirs?
> 
> Thanks, that's definitely an interesting option that didn't come
> to my mind.
> 
> > (If that will be efficient depends a lot on your workload)
> 
> Based on my previous experience with FUSE a couple of years ago,
> I'm actually more concerned about the reliability of this solution.
> In my case I'm looking at some 1800 files, for a total of 3.4 GB,
> of which about 300 MB will change weekly. Is this a workload FUSE
> could be trusted with nowadays or am I likely to run into issues
> in the long term?

I havn't used it on a FreeBSD rig, but I use sshfs regularly on my
Linux rigs and it has been reliable and surprisingly performant. I
don't know how similar/different the Linux and FreeBSD fuse
implementations are so, YMMV.



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