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This particular example, retargeting every package to /srv, while a form of job security, seems singularly myopic and unproductive from a business prospective (where productive means advancing the usability/profitability/security/etc. of the work environment these applications are serving). If you can live with what a distro package does to your system, ...


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The file count and SSH encryption overhead are likely the biggest barriers. You're not going to see wire-speed on a transfer like this. Options to improve include: Using rsync+SSH with a less costly encryption algorithm (e.g. -e "ssh -c arcfour") Eliminating encryption entirely over the SSH transport with something like HPN-SSH. Block-based transfers. ...


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As you probably know copying a lot of little files (eg mailboxes using MailDir format or similar) is definitely not the best option to take advantage of high bandwith interfaces. SSH is probably not the best transport protocol for that either. I would try using tar to create a tarball on the source host prior to send it to you secondary host. tar c ...



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