I use a single
rsync program to backup a file system.
ps, I find there are four
rsync threads or processes, two in R state (running) and two in S state (suspended?):
$ ps aux | grep rsync root 14144 0.0 0.0 6008 1868 pts/1 S+ 03:16 0:00 sudo rsync -azvv /windows-d/ ./2015.03.07_03:16:05/ root 14145 47.2 0.5 62424 46108 pts/1 R+ 03:16 226:44 rsync -azvv /windows-d/ ./2015.03.07_03:16:05/ root 14146 0.6 0.2 80052 20584 pts/1 S+ 03:16 2:59 rsync -azvv /windows-d/ ./2015.03.07_03:16:05/ root 14147 11.4 0.2 49324 20264 pts/1 S+ 03:16 55:02 rsync -azvv /windows-d/ ./2015.03.07_03:16:05/ ting 16986 0.0 0.0 4392 820 pts/4 S+ 11:16 0:00 grep --color=auto rsync
pstree, I find there are three
rsync processes or threads:
$ pstree | grep rsync | |-bash---sudo---rsync---rsync---rsync
Why do I have multiple
rsync threads or processes,while I am running only one program?
From the stdout output, it doesn't seem to be parallel transferring multiple files (which seems to require extra effort? Speed up rsync with Simultaneous/Concurrent File Transfers)?
But I examine the destination, and find that there are some directories (say
dir1) with only some but not all the files already transferred, while
rsync's output to stdout says it is transferring files in a different and separate directory (say
dir2, which has the same parent dir as
dir1 does). It seems to me that later it will output to stdout saying that it will transfer the remaining files in the directories (e.g.
dir1) with some but not all the files already transferred.