Migrate large amount of small files

Francisco Reyes lists at stringsutils.com
Sun Oct 11 20:50:20 UTC 2009

Ckcheng writes:

> 1. rsync
> 2. tar ..

If this is a migration I find that tar to the local machine, copy over, 
restore, then rsync are likely the best options.

In my experience copying lots of small files is going to take a long time, 
no matter which method you use.

>From all the combinations I have tried in the past tar first then rsync 
worked best for me. 

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