Fast rsync

Aug 23 2013

I’m sure I’ve posted about using tar and netcat to quickly mirror folders recursively for low end machines in the past. And as a response to that I believe it was Ville Patsi who recommended using the weak but fast arcfour cipher in ssh:

rsync -auv -e 'ssh -c arcfour' sourcedir/ remotehost:destdir/

I had to google this out again and couldn’t find my original post, so maybe this will help me in the future again (and it might be useful for you as a bonus ;)