I am getting ready to tear down a server and I need to pull a directory off the server which has massive data on it. The directory is /data on "server_old" I would like to move that data as fast as possible to "server_new" but am not sure the best way to do so. Should I scp the data over SSH? Do I do some kind of Rsync command with compression switch enabled so the data is compressed and then sent over ssh to the "server_new"?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
[root@server_old ~]# df -hT
Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1 ext3 396G 364G 12G 97% /data