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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Understanding Distribution Issues

If you must maintain multiple application servers and need to copy application packages (or entire file systems) from one to another, you probably want to become familiar with the rdist(1) command. It is a standard command specially designed for synchronizing file systems or portions of file systems between remote hosts. One of rdist's great advantages is that it compares the status of files between the source and destination systems and copies only those files that need updating. This procedure is more efficient in many cases than using tar, for example, which copies all files unconditionally.

Unfortunately, the manual page for rdist does not provide clear guidelines for how to begin simply and scale to more ...

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