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How to copy a 200GB file faster?

I got a 200GB .tgz file on server A(RHEL 5.2). I wanna transfer that file to server B (RHEL 5.3). Server B is on ESXi 4 Update1. I gave 10GB to that Server B VM, with 4 vCPUs. Both Server A and ...
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move/copy file using an ftp server

Is it possible (and how) to copy a file on a remote machine to a different place on the same remote machine using FTP?
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Turning off cp (copy) command's interactive mode (cp : overwrite ?)

Does anyone know how I would turn off the interactive mode when using cp? I am trying to copy a directory recursively into another and for each file that is getting overwritten I have to answer 'y'. ...
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Windows Based OS Copying Woes

I'm setup on a small server farm with about 20 computers. My Job requires me to copy an unusually large amount of data to and from external HDs from these servers. I end up copying sometimes 3TB a ...
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Windows: How to start a file copy job on a remote server without passing through the network?

I'd like to copy a large file on a remote computer, to the same remote computer, without going through the network. The computer on which the files to be copied are is running Windows Server 2003. ...
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Copy files between two windows machines on seperate domains

I need to copy several database backups between two computers. The source computer initiates the copy and is a Windows 2000 pc and is a member of domain1. The destination machine is running Windows ...
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Copying directories with subdirectories from QNAP NAS to Synology NAS

I have a QNAP TS-239 Pro NAS server, from which I need to copy a large number of files (>2 TB) to a Synology 409 NAS. I could do it with a Windows computer, but would prefer to do it directly from ...
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Slow file copy to Windows 2008 R1 file share

Looking for some help with a problem that has me at my wit's end - I've troubleshot this for days and cannot figure it out. All of a sudden, a few days ago, copying files from some of our Windows XP ...
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Server Load Spikes On File Copy — Server Goes Unresponsive

This has been a problem that we've been battling for some weeks. Whenever large files are copied on the server (both with rsync and cp) the server load initially goes up to 6 or 8 and stabilizes. At ...
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GUI SFTP client that will copy files and folders locally instead of downloading/uploading

I'm looking for a GUI client (preferably Windows) that will recognize when you copy files remotely, and will default to running a local shell command (f.a : sfpt> !rsync -a /files/ /copyoffiles/ ...
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Getting Linux copy to handle failing links

I just started using the nifty rsnapshot utility for backups to our NAS. I really like the tool (which uses rsync and links unchanged files to keep the backup size down), but I'm running into ...
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copy folders from one team project to another

i have one TFS server, with 4 team projects in it. i want to copy folders of of one team project into another team project. here's the tree - TFS(Server) |___ A1(Team project1) |___ A2(Team ...
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Copy a file to multiple windows machines

How can one copy a file, from his windows computer, to a cluster of multiple windows machine, with one command? I thought about using psexec, but that also tries to execute the file...
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resume file copy linux

How do I resume a copy of a large file in linux? I have a huge file (serveral gigabyes) partially copied to a network drive, and it took a long time, and it was mostly done before the copy operation ...
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Slow network file copy on Windows 7

I wrote a program that uses xcopy to transfer files (usually between 1KB and 2MB) over our intranet. Usually, I am copying files from my host machine (Windows 7 x64) to a VMWare virtual machine ...
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Bash script to transfer folder recursively without overwriting via FTP

I would need a bash script to transfer folders recursively via FTP. Username/password/IP - static defined. Server where the script runs on: Linux Source server: Samba (Linux...) Dest. Server: ...
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Making backup by copying /mysql/data folder is ok as long as both source and target mysql are of the same version?

If there are only MyISAM databases, the backup and restoration is possible by simply copying pasting the data folder, regardless of the versions? But if there are INNODB databases, and we are sure ...
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How to transfer a postgres database to a different server

I'm planning to transfer a ~100GB Postgres database to a new server. Is it save to just copy the data directories to the new server and start up the database there, or do I need to do a dump on the ...
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How to keep file timestamp?

When I copy a file from a PC to an other, the copy doesn't have the same timestamp as the source. I have the same probleme using either copy/paste or xcopy. The source PC runs Win2003 and the ...
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RichCopy - Suppress Splash Screen and Run Quiet?

RichCopy looks to be a great tool with some features that RoboCopy lacks. I'm trying to use it to back up media on a Home Media Server project I'm working on so I need to be able to run it from ...
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Data Copy Tool/Method

I am trying to copy a large amount of data (several hundred gigs, with folders and files of various sizes) from local storage on a Windows 2008 server to a CIFS share on another server. The CIFS ...
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ESXi 4.0 - cannot copy files

I am unable to copy files or make directories on my installation of VMWare ESXi 4.0. I have done so in the past (copied an iso onto a datastore). But something has changed and I have no idea what. I ...
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copying a file 2 connections away?

I dislike calling scp twice. I need to connect to box1 via ssh the again to boxNAME. How do i copy a file from boxNAME to my local drive? also how do i copy a file from my local drive back to boxNAME?...
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How to perform scheduled directory copies on Solaris 10?

I need to have a set of directories on server A copied to server B each night. At present: I have a share on server A which is mounted on server B a job run by cron on server B copies ...
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Copy permissions to identical tree on linux / unix

i have a tree of files with correct permission. then i have a (filewise) identical tree (with different file contents tough) with wrong permissions. how can i transfer the permissions layout from ...
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Problem using Windows runas to copy a windows network folder

I need users to be able to copy a folder on a network share to another folder on the same share. They need to copy security too. They cannot use their normal logged in account as it doesn't have ...
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How to cp file and create directory if not exists?

I want to copy modified files in a svn repository to another directory, while keep their directory structure. After reading awk and xargs manpage I find a way to get changed filenames like this: $ ...
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Network Copying Query

I have a Windows 2003 SBS server running on a DL380 with 2 LAN cards as follows: 192.168.2.2 = LAN 100mb / 192.168.10.1 = copy subnet 1000mb I have a Windows 2008 standard server running on another ...
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VMWare - transfer data store and compare copies

With ESXi, short of using the "hack" console, the only way I found to transfer files is with the VSphere client. It appears we have several systems properly configured and running as VM's now. To ...
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How do you copy huge (millions) directory trees in Windows?

I have a NTFS partition that has a folder that holds over 5 million directories. Each directory contains more directories and then files. I am moving to SSD and I need to copy all these data over to ...
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Copy files over network

we use one windows 2003 server to sync files between two other windows servers. I assume that the whole traffic goes through the server initializing the sync. If so, is there a way to trigger a copy ...
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rsync's list of files to transfer keeps going up

I'm copying some files locally from one directory to another using rsync, the options I'm using are -aPhW. The -P gives me a progress bar, and tells me how many transfers are left, such as (xfer#34171,...
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Unix copy command that has a progress bar, but not as heavy as rsync

I need to copy lots of files. Usually I use rsync because I pass it the -aP options and I can see (a) how many files are left to process and (b) how much of each individual file is copied. However ...
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cp command prompts on overwrite even with -f

I am trying to copy all newer jpgs from one folder to another using the following command cp -u --force /home/oldfolder/*.jpg /home/newfolder/ and I get the following promt: cp: overwrite `/home/...
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Copying Windows to a second drive and booting via grub?

Here is my situation: I have a netbook with an 8gb SSD as its first drive and a 32gb drive as its secondary drive. I was hoping to install windows xp on a 20gb partition and then share the remaining ...
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Copy Folder/File without modifying attributes?

I asked this on stackoverflow... but I think I should be asking it here: Is it possible to copy a file or a folder from one location to another without modifying its attribute data? For example if I ...
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Copy File to Clipboard

Simple Question that I just realized would be very useful. Under Linux (or really any 'nix environment) is it possible from the command line (or by other fashions, but primarily command line) to copy ...
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diff folders and copy results over

We use a third party newsletter system which updates frequently, usually around 100 files. Each time all the developers release is the whole application again with a changelog but there's usually too ...
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How do you use SCP to copy a deep directory?

I need to copy a deep directory on one windows machine over 'itself' on another windows machine. I can't seem to get the command to work correctly. The current problem is that it appears that scp is ...
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How to perform a secure rsync between servers across an unsecured network

Basically what I'm asking is, has anyone come across a means by which to wrap rsync inside ssh. With OpenSSH v4.9+ sftp has some nice options that allow you to chroot the incoming connection and such ...
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What is the most efficient way to push out/publish large sets files over a network?

Here's my scenario: We have a need to push out a set of files (a 'workspace') from a source server to multiple destination servers. The files are kept under version control (SVN) so the first step is ...
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What is the windows command line command to copy files?

What is the windows command prompt command to copy files? I need to move a file from location A to location B. Also if the folder for location B doesn't' exists I want to have it created. I need ...
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Recursively copying hidden files - Linux

Is there an easy way to recursively copy all hidden files in a directory to another directory? I would like to back up just all the settings files in a home directory, not the normal files. I tried: ...
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How do I copy a SQL Server 2005 Database?

In my environment I need to copy a database from one server to another. Usually a QA machine to my local box. I do not have access to QA machine. I can connect to the database, but not RDP into the ...
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Network File Synchronization Tools

We need to keep a set of files on multiple servers synchronized. This seems like a simple problem, but I'm not a full-time system administrator, and while I've found a simple solution, it's not very ...
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Is BitTorrent good for copy files between servers in the workplace?

I have 1 source server that contains about 30GB of files that I want to copy to 7 other servers. I currently SCP the files over to the first four servers and when that transfer is complete SCP to the ...