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Download over remote root server directly to home system

I have to download some big data from a source that needs a static IP. As at home I only have a dynamic IP that won't work. So I thought about using my rent remote root server to download the data. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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FTP put several directories without overwrite?

I was transferring a few dozen gigs from one PC to another with scp. I got disconnected and double checked and found FTP to be faster (I scp only affected CPU to encrypt) How do I resume my file ...
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Webapp for secure file delivery to customers?

Situation: For each customer, I have a script that generates some customized configuration files for their installation (host addresses, options, organization names, etc.) I need to get these to the ...
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Linux transfer files from old server to new server

I've been googling this topic, but there no good suggestions on how to transfer files from old Linux new server. My goals are: Transfer all files, including hidden files Preserve permissions ...
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Replacement for FTP?

I have some fairly large file transfers going across the atlantic every morning by ftp. From time to time the transfers will be distrupted, likely due connectivity issues, and the files will be left ...
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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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Using rsync to quickly upload a file that is similar to another file

I'm putting together a deployment script which tars up a directory of my code, names the tar file after the current date and time, pushes that up to the server, untars it in a directory of the same ...
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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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How do I diagnose slow file transfers from NIC errors/collisions?

I recently attempted to transfer a 3 GB file to a machine on my LAN using rsync -azvP. I noticed I was only getting 50kpbs. Both switch ports are 100/full. When I do an ifconfig, here's what I get: ...
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server 2008r1 slow file transfer in one direction

I have a problem of slow file transfer in one direction on a 3 of my servers with 2008 on them. the test i have done is to copy a 400Mb file from a PC to 1 server takes approx 30 secs if i then try to ...
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copy a folder under linux server to windows server

Hello I need to find a way to transfer the daily backup folder of my Debian server to a Windows server weekly. What would be the easiest and most stable way to achieve this? Would I definitely need a ...
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What's a simple app to mirror a folder of files (windows) to a remote server (linux)?

I have a windows box that I want to sync with a remote computer. Changes on the windows box should be reflected on the remote computer. Files are never changed remotely so it really just needs to be ...
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Stream backup from Linux to Windows

I have a Linux server with almost no disk space left. I fact i there is not enough space left to write a full backup to the disk, so i wonder if there is a good way to stream the backup directly to my ...
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Slow HTTPS file upload in Internet Explorer

We are getting slow file uploads using HTTPS in Internet Explorer. We have several hundred computers, and are currently undergoing a lease rotation (new machines replacing the now ex-lease machines). ...
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Windows Server 2008 x64, Large File Transfers, and Memory Usage

I'm following up on this: http://serverfault.com/questions/37605/copying-large-file-to-remote-server-causes-it-to-run-out-of-physical-memory But figured I'd post this separately. I have a 64-bit ...
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Transfer files without destination access

HI All, I have a issue where I want to create a script (VB or Batch file) that when a user runs the script it will copy files from Folder1 to Folder2. Here's the rub. I don't want the users to have ...
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Method of automatically transfering log files from multiple servers

Once a day, I want to run AWStats on webserver log files generated by multiple load balanced servers. I want an efficient way of transfering them to one place. Is there already a tool that can do this?...
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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 move files from one server to another?

I have about 600MB on a remote web server that I'd like to copy to a PC, then copy to a new server. I tried FileZilla, but it failed partway through the transfer from the old server and couldn't ...
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robocopy transfer file and not folder

I'm trying to use robocopy to tranfer a single file from one location to another but robocopy seems to think I'm always specifying a folder. Here is an example: robocopy "c:\transfer_this.txt" "z:\...
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Ubuntu Replicate Files on Remote Servers

I have server 1 and Server 2. In step one there is one script running in server1 that generates one file, after the process of creating the file is finish I need to upload the file to Server 2. What ...
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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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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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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, ...