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comment Using rsync to quickly upload a file that is similar to another file
For anyone else who wants to try this, be sure to include the trailing slashes on ALL of the directory arguments - they are significant, if you leave them off you end up with a different directory structure being created.
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comment Using rsync to quickly upload a file that is similar to another file
I'm now using this trick and my deployments to a remote server have gone down from 60+ seconds to around 3 seconds! Thank you very much.
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comment Using rsync to quickly upload a file that is similar to another file
Thanks for all the responses - I'll have a more detailed think about what I'm trying to achieve and pick the most appropriate solution once I've updated my initial assumptions.
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comment Using rsync to quickly upload a file that is similar to another file
Mainly just that I quite like the idea of having a bunch of .tar.gz files lying around representing older deployments (I can delete the older deployed directories and just leave the tarballs, which feels easier to manage than lots of folders full of hundreds of files). Not a very pressing reason though - could just as easily transfer up whole directories with rsync and create a tar on the server of each old version as and when I want to archive it.
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comment Suggestions on large scale web applications architecture?
Seconding "Building Scalable Web Sites" - it's excellent.