I have found that using Rsync to transfer files from CIFS mounted shares resident on a Widnows client is extremly slow.
I have read a few threads here on SF, and several other forum posts on the web, that point to the issue being related to rsync verifying the data to be transferred. Is anyone able to explain this to me?
Also, if this isn't going to work at the speeds I would like, what are my options if I want support for checksumming to ensure data integrity?
Currently when rsyncing files from a CIFS mounted share to a physically connected drive I net ~25 MB/s over a Gigabit LAN. Conversely, when using Robocopy on the Windows client I realize transfer speeds of ~85 MB/s which is approaching the practical cap of the 5,900 RPM drive. Why such a signifcant difference?