I have a directory on a remote server
remote1, mounted via sshfs. I am installing new versions of some of the files in the remote directory, which are quite large (~50M).
I am currently using
rsync -a --in-place local/file.so remote1/file.so~new
to copy the files into the remote directory, and then
rsync -a --in-place remote1/file.so~new remote1/file.so.
The second rsync is slower than I would like and I suspect that it is downloading the file data via ssh before re-uploading them, rather than copying on the remote system.
I would prefer to keep the
file.so~new file as a backup (I am switching between the new and original file), which is why I am not using
I don't have an rsync program on the remote host, which is why I am not using a standard rsync command, but I am using rsync to avoid recopying when the file is already in place.
Are there command line options that will improve the copy speed? Would I be better off using scp or sftp? If so, how would I check that the file has not changed (time and size), so that I don't copy unnecessarily if the file is already in place.
My latest improvement is to upload two new copies and then use
mv to rename one of them. Is there no better way?