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My coworker is trying to talk me into running rsync as a daemon on my EM server. I'm currently using rsync to copy a NFS share on my storage cluster to USB external drives so the data can be reviewed else where.

The NFS share can get up to 200GBs+ in size. My coworker thinks that running rsync as a daemon on the system would improve performance, but it's my understanding that you run rsync as a daemon when you are doing remote transfers(a client/server relationship). Would running rysnc as a daemon improve performance when its a local transfer?

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I would try it and see. Also, unless you using the incremental copy feature of rsync, cp will almost always be faster. –  jordanm Oct 29 '12 at 18:26
I'm using the incremental feature :) –  Matthew Oct 30 '12 at 19:52
Measure away then. –  vonbrand Jan 24 '13 at 19:02

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