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Get total copy time of Rsync



 
Prefix the “rsync” command with the “time” command.

It would be useful to estimate total time to transfer or backup files and folders to another server or other storage device.

Example:
time rsync -av C20150416T025057Z.zip "/media/MyBackup"

 
Sample output:

time rsync -av C20150416T025057Z.zip "/media/MyBackup"

sending incremental file list
C20150416T025057Z.zip

sent 2146220138 bytes  received 31 bytes  18422490.72 bytes/sec
total size is 2145958091  speedup is 1.00

real 1m56.548s
user 0m25.358s
sys 0m15.137s

If a log file is used with rsync the log file would be very large and it might slow down copying.

Every file being copied will be appended to the log file.

Anyway, if you want to try rsync with log file use the command below.

To test or check the output try the command below and press ctrl+c to terminate copying.

If you open the log file, you will notice rsync logs all the files being copied. And you can check the start time and the end time on the log file.

rsync -av --log-file=/var/myFiles/myrsync.log /media/my_backup_source /media/my_backup_destination


Cheers..Hope it helps..

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