I've got a number of backups as tar archives, and to do checking/testing of them I restore to some test machines using:
cat archive.tar.gz | ssh server2 "cd /path/to/dir; tar zxvf -"
Most of the target machine is the same, so this ssh/tar piping is overkill in bandwidth, time and disk access. Is there any way of piping through rsync to compare the contents of the tar file with the target server?
Edit: Forgot to say, I'm Using RHEL6