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Old 02-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Copyind files between two servers

Hello Guys,

I have to copy huge myswl files between two servers
But being new to unix i am not aware how to copyit
Can you give me some examples.
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Assuming you have an ssh server running on the destination machine:

scp -p /path/to/file user@destserver:/path/to/destination/

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Thanks dude it was really helpfull
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you can also use rsync to move files around both locally on the same box as well as across the LAN/WAN/WWW

scp = secure copy
rsync = remote synchronization

rsync can be used with ssh (secure shell) just like scp does for encryption.

a basic rsync without CheckSum is as follows:

rsync -aviS /path/to/file(s)/ remote_user@remote_IP_DNS:/path/to/put/file(s)/
you can also reverse this and have the files pulled from the remote to the local:

rsync -aviS remote_user@remote_IP_DNS:/path/of/remote/file(s)/ /path/to/put/local/file(s)/
if you wish to add CheckSum (will drastically increase transfer time) replace -aviS with -aciHXv

### -c Checksum comparison (takes longer, but recommended for backups)
### -H Preserve hard linkes
### -X Preserve Extended Attributes (ACLs, SELinux contexts, etc...)
### -i "in-place" and dropped the -S "sparse" option

the reversal i did with rsync you can also do with scp the same way.
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