[Dclug] Copying large number of files
teddks at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 13:17:16 EST 2009
On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 13:11 -0500, Arun Mallikarjunan wrote:
> I want to copy about 3.5 gig worth of files across the (WAN). the
> problem is that the connection speed is about 200KBps and it has
> dropped quite a few times. I dont want to start from the beginning
> everytime, but would want to know where it got cut off and start from
> there. This includes a situation if a file was only half copied. I
> dont mind replacing the file but you get the picture.
> When I try to do it with nautilus, it asks me if I want to merge, I
> say yes, then it asks me if I want to replace the files, and it starts
> from the beginning.
> Any ideas?
> If theres no straight forward way, the last option would be that I
> could try writing a perl script and do like a checksum on the files
> and figure it out that way.
This is what rsync was made for.
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