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Getting irregular timestamps on NFS file server

Here is the situation: We have a file server that is not saving timestamps to a small portion of its files (77 files out of several million). It instead writes a default mtime of 1969-12-31 19:00 ...
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SSH File Pull from Remote Host Initialized Locally

I am using a python script to launch remote linux commands from my local machine. The target(s) is/are a list of server(s). I am able to launch the commands no problem; however, the commands result ...
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How do you limit the bandwidth for a file copy?

I've got an old windows 2000 box in a remote location with a T1 connection and a vpn to my location. I normally use smb mounts to transfer files but now it's time to decommission the server and copy ...
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Favorite rsync tips and tricks

The more I use rsync the more I realise that it's a swiss army knife of file transfer. There are so many options. I recently found out that you can go --remove-source-files and it'll delete a file ...
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Getting rsync to delete files from the *sender* after transfer

I'm using rsync to move one directory to another. Is there some way to get rsync to incrementally delete a file from the sender after it has copied it to the reciever?
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Copying a large directory tree locally? cp or rsync?

I have to copy a large directory tree, about 1.8 TB. It's all local. Out of habit I'd use rsync, however I wonder if there's much point, and if I should rather use cp. I'm worried about permissions ...
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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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Easiest way for fast transfer of files between linux servers?

I need to transfer files from one CentOS server to another. Will transfer 5MB files about every 10 minutes. Do not need encryption. What is an easy was for fast transfer of files? Is there ...
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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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Apache HTTP server - How to determine on the server if a download finished and of which file?

We have an Apache HTTP server up and running, which serves dynamically created zip archives to the users which are possibly several 100s of megabytes in size. As we create a new file with every click ...
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How do I clone the contents of one hard drive onto another?

Can anyone recommend a different CD bootable utility I might try to clone a hard disk drive? I've so far failed to perform the seemingly simple task of cloning the contents from a small hard disk ...
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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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How do you determine negotiated NIC connection speed/duplexing and how do we keep them consistent?

The Network Windows Server 2008 Dell Gigabit Managed Switch PCs running Vista SP2 with gigabit network cards The Story The 2008 Windows server is new as of a couple months ago and knowing that ...
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What is the best way to move files to a remote Ubuntu web server?

What is the best way/tools to move files to a remote Ubuntu web server? Obviously a newbie question, but should I create a smb mount, use ftp, or ssh?
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Hosted form of web-based file transfer tools [closed]

I'm looking for some software that will provide a service that resembles SendThisFile.com. My users generally turn to services like these when they are trying to send files that exceed the mail ...
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How to copy a large number of files quickly between two servers

I need to transfer a huge amount of mp3s between two serves (Ubuntu). By huge I mean about a million files which are on average 300K. I tried with scp but it would have taken about a week. (about 500 ...
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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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What is the simplest and fastest way to transfer large file through a Windows network?

I have a Window Server 2000 machine running MS SQL Server that stores over 20GB of data. The database is backed-up every day to the second harddrive. I want to transfer those backup files to another ...
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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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Windows rsync that supports long file names, or an good alternative?

I currently rsync on a Linux host to copy things from Windows to my Linux box. But I can't copy files with long names. I have tried DeltaCopy, cwrsync, and cygwin. From what I have found there all ...
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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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Whats the best way to file transfer my site from server to a newer one?

I have Windows 2003 server and i bought a new Windows 2008 server, i have more than 20 GB files want to migrate to the new server, i tried ftp, but its too slow.There are any better ways?
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Looking for a faster way to transfer file to a windows network share

Update: This is just for one way transfer. No need to sync. I am currently using Robocopy to transfer a huge file which is zipped and send to a remote network share. Is there a faster tool? Lately, ...