Moving Files to new hardware

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Thu Jun 30 16:35:09 GMT 2005

> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> >>Is it possible to copy the files from the old server already online 
> >>directly to this new server using broadband? What do I need to know 
> >>and do to accomplish this? I appreciate any other insight in 
> >>transitioning this change over/
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Well, presuming your setup allows both machines to be online at the
> >same time - two different connections or internal network or whatever,
> >then sure.  It is easy.   Either FTP(1) or SCP(1) work just fine for one 
> >time transfers.   There are some others that are good for keeping the 
> >two systems up-to-date with each other if you want to do it frequently.
> >  
> >
> You could also investigate rsync (or rdist, or is that deprecated now?) 
> which can save you bandwidth if you regularly update one machine from 
> another.

Yes, those are of interest if you are doing more than a one shot
transfer of files, eg frequently updating the machines -sync-ing with
each other.   But, hardly worth the bother if only doing it once.


> --Alex

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