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preserve permission with scp

SCP does not seem to preserve ownership stamps even if used with -p option. scp -p /mysql/serv/data_summary.* some_server:/mysql/test/ The files are owned by mysql and I want the same ownership to ...
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Estimating the time needed to copy a big file

I have to copy a relatively big file (6GB) to another server. To enforce consistency, I have to 'lock' this file and not use it during the transfer. I obviously want to minimize this downtime, but ...
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cp from local to usb-drive affects desktop performance

Background While copying a vast number of multi-megabyte sound files, the Kubuntu desktop becomes intermittently unresponsive (the mouse pointer can move, but Firefox, Konsole, and KDE itself ...