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CP vs. XCP,  which one is faster?

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  • XCP


  • Although xcp is many times faster than find, du, cp or rsync; xcp uses much more CPU and memory. To boost the performance of crawls, use faster CPUs, and to boost performance of other tasks (filtering, copying, etc) use a multi-core system with a lot of memory; copying a large, deep tree with millions of files may require a few gigabytes of RAM on the system where xcp is running; therefore, packet traces may not be a good way to compare these tools, as there are many other variables and factors influencing the processes.

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