Cygwin Rsync/SSH performance issue

Christopher Faylor
Tue Feb 16 15:11:00 GMT 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:33:45AM +0100, Jan Alphenaar wrote:
>Hi everybody,
>I am using rsync/ssh to copy files from my computer to my server and
>everything seems to function as expected, except performance.
>During a file transfer on my home computer (Intel I7) there is not a
>noticeable CPU load. But on other (older) machines the rsync/ssh transfer
>consumes all CPU resources on the sending side. I noticed there are other
>questions regarding this subject in the archives, but I could not find a
>solution for this. Also throttling the bandwidth to a lower value is not
>helping to reduce the CPU load.
>I am using quite a basic command to sync my files:
>        rsync -e ssh * <user>@<server>:/data
>The versions of the software I am using are:
>Cygwin: 1.7.1-1
>ssh: OpenSSH_5.3p1
>rsync: 3.0.6
>OS: WinXP
>Was anybody able to resolve this ?
>Any help is greatly appreciated.

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