We are copying our data from source server to destination server using rsync : rsync -av --progress --sparse user@destination server
After rsync, we observed that destination directory is bigger in size than source directory. I checked both directory's storage using "du- sh".
I am assuming these could be sparse files. If yes, is there any impact of having sparse files(other than the extra size they consume)? Is there a way to suppress these sparse files? Any other way to confirm both the source and destination directories are of same size with same data (minus sparse, if at all it is)?