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Fast method to transfer multiple large files to a USB disk with progress update in command-line

I need to transfer a number of large files of specific types from an internal disk to an USB SSD drive. The files I need to transfer are in the range of 5-200GB. I would like to monitor the overall ...
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Is there a more reliable cp and mv which verifies the file and / or folder transferred to be identical? (such as by rsync?)

This is related to this question, where cp and perhaps mv was found to be unreliable to transfer a file to an NAS. Is there a way to use cp and / or mv so that it verifies the files to be identical. ...
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How does the tc-tbf command work when trying to perform bandwidth limiting on a file transfer?

I am running code on an ec2 instance with two docker containers installed on it. I am trying to send a file from one container to the other. I want to limit the bandwidth to 20 MB/sec and send a file ...
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GNU Screen closes BEFORE ending execution after I come back

I wanna transfer a big archive to a Debian machine and see progress. I also want to be able to log out of my server remotely and the file transfer continues when I'm logged off. I've done this a lot ...
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Transfer file from Windows 10 to Linux through azure cli?

I have a Windows 10 virtual machine and I would like to transfer a file to a linux machine which is on Azure. I installed the AADSSHLogin extension on the linux machine via the Azure portal. Through ...
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Writing data on external USB HDD is extremely slow - even for large files

I'm copying data to an external USB HDD. The data transfer is extremely slow. Sometimes only 15kB/s. System: Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad L520 (serialno sticker: 7859 - 5BG S/N LR - 9WZ84 11/09) OS: ...
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While moving files, how to continue without halting if an error happens?

Imagine you have 1000 files. You move/copy to a different folder. You start the process, all going well, you leave the computer. At file number 10 an error dialog states if you want to overwrite, ...
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transfer file from local WSL ubuntu to remote server

I have a file called test1.zip in /mnt/c/Users/test/ folder of my local laptop [in which ubuntu windows subsystem for linux is installed]. Local ubuntu terminal WSL name is lauda Now, I would like to ...
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Slow transfer speed through Samba using software RAID

I have a mini PC (Intel Celeron J4005, 4GB RAM, Intel Gigabit NIC), configured with: Ubuntu (5.4.0-81-generic, installed on sda) Samba (version 4.11.6-Ubuntu) FTP (vsftpd, no encryption) RAID5 (mdadm,...
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Occasional I/O Errors when attempting to transfer some files but others work fine

I'm running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and when I attempt to transfer files through the file browser from one machine to a new directory on a server, I run into an issue where some files are able to ...
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SSH file transfer, permission denied

I am trying to download a file from a target server for a project. Once I have this file I can gain access to the root however when I try to send the file to my kali machine it doesn't work and says ...
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Capturing a processes file activity and transmitting it to a remote host in real time

Are there any tools out there to intercept all the file activity of a process, transmit that to a process on a remote host (eg. zmq), and replay it there, in real time? This is to enable remote ...
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scp / ssh: deleting a big file (1 TB+) WHILE it is being transferred

EDIT — To clarify/summarize, the scenario is the following: - Context: Large file (1 TB+) on server A, virtually no disk space left on server A, disk utilization on A keeps growing rapidly and that ...
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rsync not working even when the destination file exists

I wish to get a file /export/home/remoteuser/stopforce.sh from remotehost7 to localhost /tmp directory. I fire the below command to establish that the file exists on the remote host: [localuser@...
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Use of rsync for fast and complete transfer

I want to use rsync for fast transfer. Is -z, --compress (compress file data during the transfer) secure, and how can I check that each file is transferred completely. Have done rsync --info=help to ...
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Remote file transfer (rsync, scp, sftp) times out

I am running into a problem where my connection times out when I try to transfer a file remotely from a MAC OS (11.2.3) to Ubuntu 18.04.05. I am able to connect and have write access to files via ssh. ...
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Transferring Files from Remote Server to PC using SCP

I am trying to use the command, scp -r mylogin@myremote.server.fr:/pathto/my/workfolder/ C:/MyPC/Downloads/ to copy workfolder to my PC. However, although some files have been downloaded successfully,...
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How to transfer all files from one computer to another in Kali Linux

I have a Kali Linux laptop with a lot of files on it. I have recently bought another computer, and I would like to transfer all of the files easily, including the packages, libraries, etc. This way, ...
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rsync: read list of files from pipe

I can transfer file /tmp/file using rsync to remote server: rsync -R -av /tmp/file root@server:/ but how can I provide the list of files to be transfert from a pipe? I tried using the --files-from= ...
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Faster Disk side of the HDD

So the internet is saying that the inner part of the disk is FASTER then the outside of it. Now do explain me that this is right and if it is right please tell me how to transfer my data to the ...
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Data transfer speed is less than expected

I am running a server on Kali Linux using a command as follows. python3 -m http.server 8000 Adapter connected to this Linux desktop is this. And I have a router that has which has 5 GHz (and speed ...
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Maximum data transfer over Ethernet

I'm trying to check what the maximum transfer speed is over ethernet. In my local network I want the communication between a Linux device and a Microsoft machine. I tried using dd if=/dev/zero | ssh ...
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monitoring data read/write speed to storage unit in linux

Running rhel 7.7 on a server having a dell powervault storage unit. I wish to test the read/write speed from my head node to the /data mount point which is NFS over infiniband. I want to to observe ...
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Duplicate Debian dedicated server to a virtual machine

We have a dedicated bare metal debian 10 server which runs some applications which were very hard to setup. Now this server needs to be migrated to a KVM based virtual machine. My plan was instead of ...
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Send large file to multiple machines on lan with slow network cards

I have a large file(s) (say 10GB) that I want to transfer from one machine to many (say 50) identical machines connected to LAN. It makes sense to me that transfering like this: /--> 4 ...
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How to copy file from tftp server to a network device?

I have a linux machine. I guess tftp server is running in it as I see the directory - /tftpboot. But I am not sure. So how can I confirm this? And I have a networking device which is reachable from ...
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SFTP with sudo as different user and passwordless connection

I have a batch job that runs as local user. I have a requirement to sftp files as part of the same job but with sudo in as different AD user. To achieve this, the AD user has been setup on source ...
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Using openssl s_client to get a file from an https server from the command line

I have a file hosted on an https server and I'd like to be able to transfer it to my client using openssl s_client as follows: openssl s_client -connect <my_ip:my_port>/my_file. I'm able to ...
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How to move my 4GB+ file from my computer to a VPS with only terminal access?

I have bought a VPS where I have terminal access via SSH. I have a zip file of the project I want to move to this VPS, sized about 4 GB+. However there seem to be no way upload this file to either ...
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Transferring OS from one medium to another

I have a USB drive with Manjaro ARM on it (which is used for Raspberry Pi 4 system) and an empty SD card. Is there a possible way to transfer the OS from USB drive to SD card, while preserving the ...
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scp transfer becomes very slow when the file size is greater than 64KB

The initial problem was that when performing git clone via ssh the transfer rate is very slow, then it pauses and finally fails with connection reset via peer Background ssh server is a Raspberry ...
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Data Transfer tool with integrity verification

Is there any data transfer tool other than globus that explicitly checks integrity of the local files after data transfer? I think rsync has this option but I can not make it work. I was wondering if ...
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Need to unzip files and then move to AWS S3 bucket automatically

I have a directory in ubuntu example: /home/ubuntu/mainfiles/ where only zip files get uploaded daily. I need to unzip these files and move the extracted files to S3 bucket. Each unzipped file's ...
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BBS downloads on Ubuntu Server [closed]

I have been messing around bbses lately and want to download some things off them but can't figure out how to on Ubuntu server 18.04. I have tried quite a few things. I know that it is modem downloads ...
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How to monitor file transfer(upload/download) speed of a file in vsftpd

I'm using vsftpd as the server in my Linux system. In other Linux system, I'm using curl as a client for uploading and downloading files. I am able to monitor the current file transfer rate at the ...
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Copy files from host to server, but only those that already exist in the destination directory

Is there a way to transfer files using scp but not all of them, only the subset which already exists in the destination folder? p.s. all the files have the same extrension (*.JPG), if that matters ...
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Auto-compress SFTP file-transfer to reduce network data usage

When downloading /var/log/apache2/other_vhosts_access.log (100 MB) from a distant server to my local computer via SFTP, I noticed that the network transfer was not compressed. Indeed similar ...
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How does one copy parts of a repository to Artifactory?

I'm trying to copy the x86_64 parts of the CentOS 8 repository from http://mirror.centos.org/centos/8/ directly to Artifactory. I've successfully copied some functions (BaseOS, extras, etc) into the ...
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How to speed up the usb drives?

Lately I'm using usb 2.0 drives to move things around,in order to free a bit of local traffic, but unfortunately it takes so much time to write things. A first approach is to use a no sync feature ...
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How to transfer files from a bluetooth-connected device using the command line (with middle-level commands)

Situation I am working with Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04. After extensive research for another post on AskUbuntu I am looking for alternatives to the pair BlueZ/Blueman for transferring files via Bluetooth. ...
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Using rsync to back up /home folder with same permissions, recursive

I would like to request information on using rsync. I tried reading the manuals, but the examples are few and confusing for me. I do not need advanced features or live sync or remote sources or ...
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How can I translate several txt files saved in different folders?

I need to: 1) translate several txt (or pdf) files. They are saved in different folders in my notebook. 2) save the translated text in a new folder. the best answer I could find on google in to use ...
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Transferring a big tar file using rsync on Linux

I need to transfer a .tar folder to a remote server and because it's very large I can't unpack it on my computer and then transfer it. I am using "rsync" but it doesn't work: rsync -av folder/...
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sftp put - equivalent to rsync

I would like to use the command put to recover an ongoing file transfer via sftp after a broken pipe. Files should be uploaded only if the destination size is smaller than the one of the source file. ...
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How to resume a file transfer using netcat or socat or curl?

I have to transfer a 400Gb database consisting of a single file over the Internet from a server where I have full control to an other computer at the opposite border of the ocean (but which uses a ...
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Ehternet LAN not working at full speed

I have a PC and a Laptop connected with a ethernet cable. Using ethtool, i found that my speed is 1000Mb/s which is 125MB/s. But, when i am transferring 6GB file i get ~30MB/sec speed. How do i ...
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Syntax to transfer from remote to local scp by leapfrogging onto another host?

I am trying to copy files from a remote server to my local server, however, my remote server first requires me to connect to an intermediate host and then leapfrog onto the actual server from there. I ...
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VirtualBox Kali Leafpad doesn't create an icon file on the desktop. Why not? (Command line ls shows the file exists in that directory)

I'm doing Kali/Metasploitable homework for my Pentest+ course. I don't own a printer and would like to transfer reports to usb. As a test i created a leafpad file on the Desktop. All is good, but it ...
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Network file transfer not going through

Trying to transfer a file from my raspberryPi to my laptop (in the same network) via the terminal, but it takes a while and then says ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.121 port 22: Connection timed out ...
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How enable content-length header using .htaccess?

I have a seriously big problem, when i download any file for example: myfile.zip, or when i load a page for example: myserver.com/welcome.html, the response headers not include content-length and the ...
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