Originally Posted by timl
rsync -r -a -v -t /u/pp/data svr-sbs1210/data/finance/share linux/copy/data
Your options are redundant and can be shortened. The -a option covers -r and -t already. So if you truly wanted the -v option then your command can be shortened to -a -v. Also, -a -v is the same as saying -av so in my opinion your command should look something like this.
rsync -av /u/pp/data svr-sbs1210/data/finance/share linux/copy/data
Though really since it's a cron job there's no need to see output if it is successful so -v is even unnecessary in my opinion.
In any case, I agree rsync is a good solution for the original poster.