I have a fairly ancient Fedora server which I have inherited from another company. I only have access to the server VIA SSH. Here are some details of the server:
Linux REMOVED 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 #1 Tue Feb 7 13:37:42 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux Fedora Core release 4 (Stentz) LSB_VERSION="1.3"(Stentz) LSB_VERSION="1.3"
I need to get a couple of GB of files off of this server with permissions preserved. The problem is that the server is almost at capacity. When I try to make a .tgz file, the space used fills the server to 100% capacity. There are live websites running off this server, so simply deleting the files to make room is not an option.
Is there a simple way to transfer these files from the server to another location as a .tgz file, but in such a way that I don't need to consume my local hard-drive resources?
I have considered rsync, but I want to make a copy with permissions preserved for backup purposes on my development box (Windows 7), so from my perspective creating a .tgz file is preferable. Does anyone have any experience in a similar situation?