Feature Request - rsync required in FLR linux vm

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Feature Request - rsync required in FLR linux vm

Veeam Logoby nick.hunter » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:00 am

AT B&R V7 rsync was part of the FLR linux helper vm.
This enabled only the changes in files to be copied to a non vmware server.

At V8 this is no longer available.

Can it be reinstated.
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Re: Feature Request - rsync required in FLR linux vm

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:24 am

Can you elaborate on your question a bit, you mean Linux FLR VM v7 had rsync installed and that's not the case with v8?
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Re: Feature Request - rsync required in FLR linux vm

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:06 pm

Right, most likely it was intentionally removed to make appliance size smaller. Anyway, thanks for your feedback.
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Re: Feature Request - rsync required in FLR linux vm

Veeam Logoby csusmk » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:15 am

Yes, according to this post by Veeam employee Tom Sightler, rsync was included in v7. He points out that it is a very useful feature:
Tom Sightler wrote:in cases of restoring entire directories where many of the files are unchanged, or for large files since it will only transfer changes.


foggy wrote:Right, most likely it was intentionally removed to make appliance size smaller. Anyway, thanks for your feedback.


The size of the statically linked rsync binary on my Android is 793 KB. If this was compiled into Busybox, it would be smaller than that. The size of the of the FLR appliance in v8 is ~100MB. Is less than a megabyte of space worth removing an extremely valuable feature?

Please bring rsync back to the FLR appliance in v8!!
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