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Old 05-31-2006, 05:27 AM   #1
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Question RSYNC Compatibility & Reliability

Hi All!

I'm planning to move/copy 50GB+ worth of ascii files from an old Sun Solaris server to a newer Linux box, within a local network. I'm not really familiar with Solaris, so I was wondering if it's possible to setup RSYNC between the two boxes. Has anyone done something similar like this that worked?

Also, are there alternative tools that are capable of moving/copying large files across the network without issues?

Thanks for the feedback!
Old 05-31-2006, 07:52 AM   #2
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Hi Kaj,

The ways you can copy files in your LAN:-
Burn 50GB+ CDs/DVDs
Move the HDDs

Setup a ftp server with a backup user able to upload and then upload the files.

Following should work as both follow posix(I guess!)
Setup NFS Mount
Use rsync
Use scp

PS:- I have never used solaris
Best solution:- create a uploadable vsftp / wuftp server
Old 05-31-2006, 08:50 AM   #3
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I use multiple times/day for large file transfers and regularly scheduled backups, and I can't imagine using anything else for transporting snapshots of folders and files

If you've got a large amount of files that you want to easily transfer, rsync is definately the easiest and best way to do it, since you won't have to tarball them all or anything.

As for setting it up on solaris, a quick google shows that it is possible, and these instructions may be of help:


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