Copying files without scp
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Tue Apr 7 23:13:42 PDT 2009
On Wednesday 08 April 2009 01:31:18 Steve Bertrand wrote:
> Doug Hardie wrote:
> > On Apr 7, 2009, at 16:13, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> To copy data from one server, I normally (always) use scp.
> >> I'm looking for a method to perform this copy task without the overhead
> >> of encryption for infrequent, high-volume transfers (hundreds to
> >> thousands of GB).
> >> The data will be transferred server-to-server within a private
> >> datacentre.
> >> Can someone recommend a *known good* production quality copy mechanism
> >> that will act like scp, but without the overhead? rsh? nc?
> > In that environment you can use ftp just fine. Make sure to restrict it
> > to the local IP addresses.
> Thanks, but I've never found a way to copy complete directories with FTP.
> I'll need to copy entire multi-nested directory structures.
> Do you have an example how to do this via FTP? (CLI-only).
ftp/ncftp3: ncftpget -R ftp://servername/path/to/start/
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