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|Summary=An alternate syncing method using SquashFS Images and deltas. Meant for stable systems where frequent updates aren't necessary, offering reduced bandwidth and disk space use, and improved speed.
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== Problems with the current syncing method ==
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Currently the official syncing method for Funtoo systems is git. While it's quite good, it has a few downsides:
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* it places a lot of small files on the underlying filesystem — usually requiring a dedicated, small file-efficient filesystem,
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* the git metadata increases disk space use even further, especially after multiple syncs,
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* rare syncs imply transferring intermediate changes that may no longer be useful to end user.
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While this is acceptable for hackers, it may be undesired for stable systems that are updated rather rarely and should be easy to set up.
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