I want to copy directory
foo from server A to server B.
what is the way to do it using rsync?
foois a large directory so I need the copy will be fastest as possible.
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Failing that, compress foo and copy the resulting archive over SSH using scp to your new server, then extract it.
tar -cvzf foo.tar /path/to/foo scp foo.tar you@newserver:/path/to/wherever (I'd put it in /tmp) tar -xvzf foo.tar -C /path/to/foo