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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.

IJCTE 2014 Vol.6(3): 196-199 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2014.V6.861

A Comparison of Efficiency of Data Transfer by Using Rsync, Rsync+SSH and Dropbox

Wiman Banditvilai and Sirapat Boonkrong

Abstract—This paper presents a comparison of data transfer by using three protocols: Rsync, Rsync+SSH and Dropbox on Ubuntu. The efficiency or the speed of the data transfer is measured through data downloads and data retrievals. The results show that Rysnc is the most efficient of the three protocols in both transfer speed and bandwidth usage.

Index Terms—Rsync, Rsync+SSH, Dropbox.

Wiman Banditvilai and Sirapat Boonkrong are with King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangsue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand (e-mail:,


Cite:Wiman Banditvilai and Sirapat Boonkrong, "A Comparison of Efficiency of Data Transfer by Using Rsync, Rsync+SSH and Dropbox," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 196-199, 2014.

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