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Old 10-25-2007, 03:32 AM   #1
yusufs
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Copy command


Dear All,

Thrice in need to copy my files ( 5 folders of different sizes) of 80 GB, to different disks in the same machine. or in the remote linux machine in the network..

am using cp command for local copy. and scp for remote copy .. but this takes morethan 7 hours even though I start 5 concurrent sessions for five folders.

can anyone advise me any fastest way to copy and full copy as we are doin this as backup of our production environment.


Thanks in Advance
Yusuf
 
Old 10-25-2007, 03:40 AM   #2
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The local copy probably copys as fast as it can. But I wouldn't use scp unless it's over Internet or the files are secret in some way. I would set up a NFS to do that job. Easy, quicker, nicer
 
Old 10-25-2007, 03:40 AM   #3
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Could you do this more easily using the tar and gzip commands?

http://www.linuxheadquarters.com/howto/basic/tar.shtml
 
Old 10-25-2007, 05:58 AM   #4
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thanks

Quote:
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The local copy probably copys as fast as it can. But I wouldn't use scp unless it's over Internet or the files are secret in some way. I would set up a NFS to do that job. Easy, quicker, nicer


Thanks Dinithon and Ehwak... that really helped me a lot..

Thanks
Yusuf
 
  


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