rsync. The best way to copy files between servers.

04th Aug, 2013 | unix

rsync to copy multiple files via ssh to a remote machine. Same syntax as scp:

rsync -avz --progress /root/temp thegeekstuff@

-a Archive mode (ensures that symbolic links, devices, attributes, permissions, ownerships, etc. are preserved in the transfer)

-v Increase verbosity

-z Use compression

-progress, to show progress

In this example all files in /root/temp on the host machine are copied to the remote machine.