copying milllions of small files and millions of dirs

Roland Smith rsmith at
Thu Aug 15 20:35:30 UTC 2013

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 11:13:25AM -0700, aurfalien wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there a faster way to copy files over NFS?

Can you log into your NAS with ssh or telnet?

It so I would suggest using tar(1) and nc(1). It has been a while since I
measured it, but IIRC the combination of tar (without compression) and netcat
could saturate a 100 Mbit ethernet connection.

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