[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Unison and large transfers

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Fri Dec 15 22:52:17 EET 2006
On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 01:07:54AM -0500, Mike Lococo wrote:
> Is anyone else using unison to sync directories of several hundred 
> megabytes?  In addition to using it for backup, unison is my preferred 
> method of transferring files to and from the 770.  However, when I move 
> a large volume of data (for example a 300MB audio book from 
> librivox.org, or a recompressed movie from archive.org) I find that it 
> often fails or behaves erratically.  Transfer speeds fluctuate wildly, 
> the device gui often becomes unresponsive, and occasional reboots occur.

Perhaps the device runs out of memory?  You could check that with top.

> The reliability of the transfer can be improved by throttling the speed 
> using SSH.  By switching to 3DES encryption and turning on compression, 
> network speed is cpu throttled at around 175KB/sec.  The peak throughput 
> is reduced, but the erratic slowdowns disappear and the device appears 
> much more stable during the transfer.
> Is anyone else experiencing similar behavior?

I usually just use scp.

Marius Gedminas
A: No.
Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
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