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Moving file structure in Active Directory

I have recently installed a second Domain Controller in our Domain. Because our old file server is about to die from old age and dust. So my dire need is the knowledge on how to move the file ...
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How to speed up file copying onto a VMWare virtual server?

One of the sites I work at uses VMWare virtual servers. For the most part they work very well, but copying large files onto them from other places on the network is very slow. By large files I mean ...
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secure ftp to specific directory on Ubuntu?

can I set up a secure ftp for somebody (not a current user on the system) for 2 different directories on Ubuntu inside public_html? I don't want to give the user pure ssh account right now. Any ...
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Secure FTP/SCP “breaks” existing files while they are being transfered

Typically I upload updated files/scripts over Secure FTP to my server to replace existing copies of those files as I make changes. But this has the nasty behavior of writing directly to those files. ...
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10Gbps iSCSI network transferring at only 2Gbps

I have a performance issue with my SAN. I have a full 10Gbps private network setup. I have the following setup 1 - Mac with Connected with via Fiber Transciever 10GbE 1 - Windows 7 PC with 10GbE 1 - ...
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Fast, reliable data transfers from/to China

We are a small company and we will need to transfer rather large amounts of data (10GB+ each time) between Europe and China in the near future. As many may have experienced, Internet connections to ...
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Sharing large (multi-Gb) files with clients

I wasn't sure if this was the best place for this question, but I think it is squarely in the realm of the IT admin so that's the reason I put it here. We need to share large files (several Gigabytes)...
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server 2008 to 2003 slow filetransfer using cifs

I just tried copying a file over cifs (windows file sharing) between a server 2003 R2 and a new server 2008 SP1 and I'm getting horrible speed. it's a 300MB file that is taking around 30 minutes to ...
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Network issue - Very slow while RXing but TXing is fine

I am trying to transfer a 10GB file to test my network. But when I transfer from Workstation 1 to Workstation 2, it takes 8 minutes (which is fine). But from Workstation 2 to Workstation 1, the ...
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How can I transfer FTP to FTP?

How to transfer ftp to ftp ? any direct ftp softwares to do this ?
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Increase data transfer speed through bonding/lacp?

I want to maximize the throughput of a data transfer between two servers. The copy will be made at the application layer using Robocopy. To clear things up, please check my Visio schema of the ...
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Transfer a file from remote server A to remote server B from server C

I have an interesting problem I'm trying to solve. I have a JumpBox server that I have in order to securely ssh into client's servers. This is the only server my clients ever open up port 22 to. ...
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Transferring data from old dedicated server to a new one

I have a Windows 2003 dedicated server account with WebFusion and they are just awful, I'm not afraid to say. I would like to transfer to a GoDaddy Windows 2008 dedicated server in the next week or ...
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Why data sending is heavier for CPU than data receiving?

I have a Samba server configured in my PC. When other PCs in LAN download data from the server, top command shows smbd occupies 75% CPU. While they transfer data to the server, top command shows smbd ...
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How can I boost WiFi data transfer rate?

I have a wireless router that clients are using to have internet and file transfer in our company. The link speed is 54Mbit within all clients. But it seems that is impossible to exceed ~8 mbit which ...
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Checksumming to verify rsync transfers

So rsync runs some checksums in the course of deciding what to transfer (i.e. what blocks within a file). But is there any reason to trust the file you end up with on the receive side any more than ...
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Windows 7 - Network File Copy Intermittently Fails During Upload to NAS

The client machine is running 64 bit Windows 7 and attempting to copy a relatively small file to our NAS device. The NAS device is a Lacie model running (I believe) some variant of Windows XP and has ...
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Simple Distributed Disconnected way to sync a directory

I want to start regularly backup my home directory on my ubuntu laptop, machine X. Suppose I have access to 2 different remote (linux) servers that I can backup to, machines A & B. Machine X will ...
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Ignore windows hidden files when copying with rsync

I need to keep in sync a very large directory structure (a few hundreds GB) between a Windows machine and a Linux machine. I'm using rsync to do the copy because it automatically ignores unchanged ...
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Fastest way to copy large file directory over slow internet

I need to copy a directory from one of our servers several hundred miles away. Both sites where I am and where the files are have business cable. The cable is 5 Mbps(Down) / 768 Kbps(Up). This poses a ...
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How do you copy a file from one unix server to another?

I can think of ftp nfs ssh rcp any other ways? Comments? NOTE: these two servers are inside LAN, the copying is not over the Internet
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File transfer using telnet

Somesimes I must work with remote host which have telnet connection but no either ftp or ssh (to use scp) also there are no netcat. Also there are no gcc (to compile netcat for example). Does ...
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Should I use rsync compression over a gigabit LAN?

I normally use rsync's -z option to enable compression when transferring files over the internet. However, if I am on my own (idle) gigabit LAN, do I still want compression? Or will it be faster ...
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What is the fastest protocol for transferring small files between a high latency VPN?

I have ~70ms latency over my VPN connection and need to set up a backup/replication system. SMB is the worst, with throughput ~200KB/s. SCP gives me ~400KB/s. HTTP ~700KB/s. The links are symmetric ...
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How to make a static URL point to different servers?

Im building multi-server support for a file upload site Im running. When images are uploaded.... they are thumbnailed and stored on the main front-end server, until cron executes (every 10 mins) and ...
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possible efficient ways of transferring files from one server to another

what are the possible good and efficient ways of transferring files from one server to another? In this case it will be from windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 r2. I am thinking Powershell ...
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Moving a lot of small files

I have to transfer a directory with lots of small files (250k, avg size 5mb) from one server to another. Both run on Debian Linux. Is there a protocol that is recommendable regarding the transfer of ...
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File Transfer Alternatives

Right now we're using the enterprise product from Aspera. We've got a license that covers only 10megabits of throughput per connection. We're looking at migrating away from Aspera as their licensing ...
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Downloading files from internet to RHEL5 server

How to download a file from a location in internet to RHEL5 server running at runlevel 3 (without GUI)? Like, can we use sftp to directly download files from a website? Or, do we have any commands ...
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Using torrent to share very large files

At our institute, we will soon need to routinely share large volumes of data (multi-terabyte range). Would it make sense to use BitTorrent for this task? How large of a CPU/memory overhead is to be ...
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How to avoid stalled scp transfer when tunneling through a gateway over ssh?

I'm try to transfer a large (1GB+) file from one machine to another, but I have to tunnel through a gateway in between. I'm able to transfer small files just fine. However, with the big file, the ...
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rsync to import/export delta-transfer or incremental copy result

My scenario is to distribute several GB files from a staging server to tens of identical destination servers. Since rsync can do delta-transfer or incremental copy, I was wondering when rsync file to ...
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Robocopy really slow across LAN

DISCLAIMER: I'm a programmer, not an admin! I am setting up web apps in a new server cluster and copying files using xcopy or robocopy and UNC paths between servers on the same subnet is really slow. ...
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Exclude a set of file types when running rsync

I'm running the following rsync command rsync --times -v --recursive --compress --exclude "*.svn" --rsh=/usr/bin/ssh source/folder/ user@ip:httpdocs/ which excludes *.svn files when running. My ...
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Sync a folder on a remote UNIX server from Windows with rsync

I am trying to sync the contents of a directory on my Windos machine with a UNIX server. I have spent a long while reading the rsync documentation and have come up with the following command: rsync -...
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Transfer large files over the internet from a Linux VPS to Windows machine

I regularly need to transfer files that are a few gigabytes in size from a Linux VPS to my home Windows machine. I am trying to find a transfer method that fits my needs. FTP/SFTP works but is quite ...
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Recommendation for syncing data on Windows Servers securely over the internet?

I have a Windows Server at a data center and an EC2 Windows Server running in the cloud. In the *Nix world I know the answer to sync these would be rsync. What are some good options for Windows? Is ...
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Alternatives to Kermit for transferring HD contents via a serial cable Win3.1 -> Vista

I'm trying to transfer the contents of some VERY old laptops which have Windows 3.1 on them. The only way I can manage this is via a serial cable (no network on the laptops). I've got Kermit on the ...
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SMB File Transfer Manager application for Windows?

I'm in the process of transferring very large files over an unreliable network connection using normal SMB (windows share folder). Of course, using Windows Explorer means that any time that connection ...
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Get file system write cache queue size

I am copying a large amount of files from one server to another via robocopy to a UNC share. I notice that after robocopy completes that there is a large amount of disk activity that lasts for a ...
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Is there a global config file for Unison synchronization tool?

I'd like all my unison profiles to have merge = Name * -> meld CURRENT1 CURRENT2 diff = /usr/bin/meld CURRENT1 CURRENT2 confirmmerge = true as options. I know I can add these options to each ....
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Transfer Files From Multiple External USB Drives to Linux Server San Storage

We want to transfer files from multiple external USB drives to a Linux server connected to SAN storage. The USB Drives are formated with NTFS and contain media i.e. Images/Videos and will each range ...
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how to optimize transatlantic TCP transfers?

I transfer large files between two of my servers one in the US and the other in the Netherlands and I'm wondering if there are any tweaks I can apply that will increase the speed of a transatlantic ...
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Upload a File To An SSH Folder

I'm trying to connect to my SSH to send a file for it using WinSCP, but when I try to connect what I got is this: Remember that I'm using tcsh as my default shell, and I can't change it. What I ...
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CentOS 5.0 with Ligthttpd notices high traffic without reason

I have a CentOS 5 with Lightppd installed. Also I have MySQL on board. I lately discovered high traffic: http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8596/traff.jpg Could you please tell me how to diagnose ...
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Is there a timeout for Windows Remote Desktop clipboard transfers and can it be modified?

When I'm copying a large file over a slow remote desktop connection, every once in a while the transfer will fail silently. Is this because there is some specified timeout for the transfer? If so, ...
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File Server Migration from Windows 2000 Standalone to Windows 2003 Cluster to Windows 2008 Cluster with DFS

We are migrating our fileservers again. The original servers were all standalone Windows 2000 Servers. They were migrated to a Windows 2003 cluster with about 10 Servernames that directly ...
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Is it safe to rsync the same source to the same destination in parallel

My application use rsync to copy files from network driver to local as cache to improve performance. But since my application might be run in parallel, so as the rsync, and there could be a case that ...
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Why does my local network transfer speed decrease with larger files?

Short version: I have a Linux server (RHEL5) and a Windows 7 Professional laptop on a local wired network. Copying large files to the server gets gradually slower until it stops completely. Long ...
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Setting up a BITS server for upload only

Often we need to have clients send large backup sets to us. We currently use ftp, however we run in to the issue of the ftp client being closed on the client's computer before the the transfer is ...