Originally Posted by jsteel
I'm copying more data over (near enough the same amount as last time) and it seems fine this time. It makes me worried that there was an issue with the last copy.
I assume any issues would have been reported to me visually via GNOME's Nautilus during the copy?
I wouldn't trust that Nautilus does the right thing: but I hate GUI file managers. If you want to really see what is going on, do the transfer with rsync from the command line:
For "pushing" data:
rsync -auv --progress -e ssh /path/to/source/directory/data remotehost:/path/to/dest/directory
Or for "pulling" data
rsync -auv --progress -e ssh remotehost:/path/to/source/directory/data /path/to/dest/directory
You may not need the '-e ssh' since these days ssh is usually the default transfer method for rsync.
With these flags rsync will only copy files that have change, and also, it automatically runs checksums to ensure that the data really has be copied correctly.