Overview of Filesystem-Synchronization
A filesystem is a data structure and method, where files and data are named and stored logically and retrieved by the operating systems. Typically, filesystems have files and filenames, directories, metadata, utilities, and so on.
For synchronizing filesystems, Cisco IOS XR uses a utility that is called Rsync. Rsync helps in transferring and synchronizing
files between two filesystems. It can be between a computer and an external hard drive or across networked computers. Rsync
compares the modification time and the size of files, and transfers only the changes in the files. In secure copying (
scp) or any other synchronizing methods, the process transfers the complete file.
You must be a privileged user to run the Rsync tool.
Rsync is enabled by default in Cisco servers and is supported only on Cisco IOS XR software.
You cannot disable Rsync.