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I have a linux instance with several GBs of data. What are simple ways of getting the data out to my local machine?

I wonder about S3, Cloudfront, scp, ftp, http etc. Thanks in advance.

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I'd say scp, closely followed by rsync. But if you have many small files (average below few dozen KiB) tarring it over ssh may be faster.

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scp is working great. thank you. –  user63146 Dec 9 '10 at 20:44

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