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Duplicating a thing to make two similar things.

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Low performance on file copy operations due large idle times (rsync, cp, ..)

I'm currently copying large directory tree from an external HDD to to internal storage of my server. The performance of the copy operation is basically quite good, i.e. 35MB/s with the external HDD ...
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Copy a folder from one location to another location based on the Folder Name

I'm trying to copy a folder from one location to another location based on the Folder Name. I need to move the folder for each user (the username is on the folder name) to another location. For ...
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Make bootable Linux copy

I have specific Linux installed on SSD drive. What I want to do is to copy all ext4 partition files to other drive (also ext4) and make it bootable. Copy should be as similar as possible ...
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Trying to speed up copying some Sql data files between two VM Data Disks

I need to move my Sql Server data from the existing Azure data disk to a new one. When I try and copy the existing files from the 'old' Disk over to the 'new' Disk it says it will take about 10 1/2 ...
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What's the name of this windows feature?

I'm trying to find the name and documentation of an old windows feature I believe it was present in Windows Vista. All I can remember is this. When you or an application tries to write to a file that ...
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Sending files from a TS server to a client workstation

Due to concerns with viruses, my boss wants to turn off the clipboard redirection on our TS/RDP servers - so that there is no possibility of copying files to the server. He does however, want to ...
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How can I get docker build to overwrite a file?

It seems that docker build won't overwrite a file it has previously copied. I have a dockerfile with several copy instructions, and files touched in earlier COPY directives don't get overwritten by ...
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Copying a file from windows 10 desktop to Azure VM

I need to copy a relatively large file (3GB) onto an Azure VM from my local Windows 10 desktop. I believe people using Linux can use rsync, but how can I do this from Windows 10?
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Copy (sync) timestamps only of already copied files and folders in Windows

I have problem with lost timestamps ( creation date ) on files copied using Total Commander - only modification date remained. It's hundreds thousands of files and few TB of data, so I prefer not to ...
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How to check: variable of function is it path to a folder or file on a remote server?

I need to use rsync or scp for copy file or file folder from remote server to computer. To copy (synchronize) a file folder I use the following function: foldertocomp() { rsync -avz pi@192.168.1....
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How to copy a file in PowerShell while it is in use?

I need to copy a log file from a remote windows 2012 server. The log file will be written to constantly by our application. I know how to copy a remote file using Copy-Item Cmdlet. But I get error ...
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Windows file copy - intermediary

I can't seem to find an answer to this anywhere. If I want to copy a file from \\server1\ to \\server2\, is it faster to RDP to that machine and do the copy there? If I initiate the copy from my ...
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How to full copy the C:\Windows folder?

I have a question about cmd - robocopy, on my server. Is it possible to use that command as a way to emergency backup all files from C:\Windows? I am going to do some Windows Server Updates, and I ...
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Copy large amount of file - better to “pull” or to “push”?

I need to copy a large amount from "old" server to "new" server. Both servers are Windows Servers Is there a difference if I go onto old server, access new server by unc path and "push" files onto ...
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ROBOCOPY: Copy all subfolders+content without the content of the root directory

I'm trying to copy all subfolders with their content of a specific folder but I don't want to copy the files in the root folder. For example, if my folder look like: - root - file.txt - sub1 -...
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any issues with file-copy Git Repo to another machine (and keep working from both)?

I want to copy all my git repos from my old machine to my new machine (both Ubuntu). I will keep using both machines... I am doing this primarily out of laziness (well: there are for some local ...
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Duplicate user with all applications and settings - Windows Server 2012 R2

We are logging in to our Server with Remote Desktop (don't ask me why...we have our reasons...;-). Each time a new employee starts I have been re-installing applications and setting etc for them on ...
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Migrate over 1 million file with ~150 GB from 1 server to another

Tell me Guys, how would you transfer more than one million files, witch have a summarized size of about 150 GB from A servers (KVM) VM to another (let's call it B, XenCenter) servers other VM in ...
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Rsync huge dataset of small files 5TB, +M small files

I encountered a situation where an app server misconfig led to creation of around 5TB datasets where each dir contains huge number of small files. We are in the process of transferring the files and ...
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What is fastest way to regularly back up large data-files on a weekly basis

We have automated script to back up 200 GB of data files to a local disk. the script shuts down the database , tars and compresses the entire directory locally on the disk, and then starts the ...
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Copy nginx cache between two servers

I have a nginx caching server with at least 2tb of cache files at any moment, i need to migrate this server to another hosting provider but none of my clients can handle that traffic without cache. ...
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powershell copy-item public desktop access denied

Below is the powershell script I am running, I am a local administrator on the workstations in the PClist.txt and I have the modify right on the share location. When I run it I get the following error:...
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Copy-paste heredocument into Bash converts tabs into dots

I use Windows 10 home (build 16299.248) and I'm SSHing into a remote Ubuntu 16.04 machine with various SSH clients (like Putty/MobaXterm). I copy-paste the following code from my personal GitHub ...
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Copy/paste disabled after running remote desktop in windows7 [closed]

I have 64bit windows 7. When I run remote desktop to another server or computer, copy/paste disabled on whole of my PC! I enabled copy/paste option on remote desktop, but it is not working. I can not ...
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Cannot cancel copy task in ESXi Web interface

I started copying a file from one datastore to another using the ESXi Web interface (version 6.5.0 Update 1 (Build 6765664)) and has been going on for half a day. I want to gracefully stop the copying ...
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Data Transfer Pauses on LSI 9271 RAID Controller

I have a server equipped with a LSI 9271-8i RAID controller, with 4 x 4TB organized as RAID-5 and 1 x 8TB as JBOD (which is called RAID-0 in the controller). When I copy bigger amounts of data (~1 TB)...
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what is the best approach to copy /var content

we have linux redhar 7 we want to keep the /var on other volume so the plan is to: mkdir /var_copy cp -rp /var/* /var_copy umount /dev/mapper/vg-a-var /var rm -rf /var mkdir /var mount /dev/mapper/...
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copy large number of files over ssh

I mount a remote server over ssh (using sshfs). I want to copy a large number of files from the remote server to local: cp -rnv /mounted_path/source/* /local_path/destination The command runs ...
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Prevent users copy files to C drive

I'm working on a VM-based desktop solution, and one of the requirements is to restrict normal users from running specific programmes, such as putty. I've explored the GPO methods -- "blacklist" mode ...
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GPO copy file task does not work into roaming folder

We created a GPO task to copy a file from our share(\\SRV01\Datastore\Team\Shared\TEST_Addin.xlam) to the user's roaming folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\AddIns\TEST_Addin.xlam). On this shared location ...
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Copy files from /var/www/html while they are used by nginx

I have a lot of data in /var/www/html. It's more than 2GB. Now I have the possibility to host the website on the host (nginx is using /var/www/html) or I can use docker. For the user of docker I am ...
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Migrate dedicated Windows server byte to byte

I have remote dedicated Windows Server hosted on Hetzner Online. I need to migrate the box as-is to the new dedicated server, while I will have access to both. I do not have BIOS access, but I can ...
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Need to copy files where source files are in directories but want target files to land in single directory

I have been asked to see if I can copy many files from a source that has directories and sub directories and for the taget to be a single directory. All files to one directory. If there happens to be ...
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Copy file to different name in same directory in all subdirectories

As different apps require different file names, I have been trying to copy Folder.jpg to cover.jpg in all subfolders but couldn't get my shellscript to work. get-childItem -recurse | Where {$_....
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forfiles how to move a directory to another directory

I'm trying to move a directory which certain date parameter to another directory.. This is the command I'm using: FORFILES -p C:\test1\ /S /D -3 /C "cmd /c if @isdir == TRUE move C:\test2\" I want ...
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Robocopy Delta Copy over network

We manage a client site that has a file & print server on-site and our intention is to move their files / data to a centralised server at our data center. As the client has a very slow internet ...
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Active Directory User Copy within the same domain/forest

we have set up Active Directory Replication within the same domain/forest between two Windows Servers 2012. The Master Server, copies its contents to the secondary server. Unfortunately, for a number ...
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Copy directory contents with Ansible (without replace destination files)

There is a directory under /var/test1 with content: . .. .git .gitignore file1 file2 and I want to copy it on an other location /var/test2 with pre-existing content: . .. file1 If I use the ...
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Copy a file with SCP on Ubuntu 14 with PEM key on both servers

I have 2 servers on Amazon AWS. I need to pass a file from A to B. Both servers have pem keys (different). I put the pem file of B on A (Is that correct?) Then tried to do from A: scp -i /tmp/B.pem ...
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Why robocopy with multi-treading copies faster

I have been using robocopy with the switch MT and really makes a difference in coping time. I would like to know why the CPU treads act as a bottle-neck while copying files or what makes robocopy ...
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rsync -a and -L conflict?

I'm working on multiple servers and need to copy a large amount of data from one (production) to another (staging). The source server (production) has a NAS for shared files, that are accessed via ...
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What is the most efficient way to transfer files from AWS S3 to S3?

I have a large number of files stored in an AWS S3 bucket. I need to get those files to another S3 bucket owned by another user and in a different region. The files are stored in different locations ...
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Can't import using COPY in cassandra [protocol error]

I am trying to import 209GB csv file into cassandra. But, I am getting below error, ErrorMessage code=000a [Protocol error] message="Cannot decode string as UTF8: '...
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Windows Server: file system limitation

We are developing an app for tablet which uploads and saves photos taken by the user. The problem we are suddenly meeting is that photos are not saved anymore in our directory in our Windows server ...
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Backing up MySQL MyISAM databases by copying the physical folders

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and on it I have 2 MySQL MyISAM databases. These databases are quite large as they are over 20GB in combined size. I update these databases once a week. (I ...
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Securely copy file from one Salt minion to another

How do I use Salt to securely copy a sensitive file (a cryptographic key) from one specific minion to another specific minion? I don't want any other minion to be able to read the file. Salt Mine? ...
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Log backup clashes with log rotation

On my servers I have log rotation and a backup script which, besides all, backs up the entire log directory. For log rotation I use logroatate on Linux and newsyslog is used on BSD. For log backup I ...
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Is it possible to run the Cisco NX-OS 6.x copy command without the prompt to select a VRF?

I am currently working with a network scanning tool that logs into Cisco routers and runs commands on those routers. The problem I'm encountering has to do with what the copy command expects. The copy ...
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Inotify/iwatch cannot see when more files created at the same time

I would need a script that can check files when they are getting uploaded/created on the server. I wrote the script that checks, but I would like to make it run when a create event happens. I tried ...
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VMware NIC Teaming - How to gain more than 1Gbit/s copy speed between two VMs?

I have a question about VMware and NIC Teaming. Here is my easy test scenario. I have two VMs. VM1 and VM2. I want to copy 1 big file from VM1 to VM2 because I want to see that I can gain more copy ...

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