[CentOS] Best practices for copying lots of files machine-to-machine

Wed May 17 21:27:20 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Vanhorn, Mike wrote:
> On 5/17/17, 12:03 PM, "CentOS on behalf of ken" <centos-bounces at centos.org
> on behalf of gebser at mousecar.com> wrote:
>>An entire filesystem (~180g) needs to be copied from one local linux
>>machine to another.  Since both systems are on the same local subnet,
>>there's no need for encryption.
>>I've done this sort of thing before a few times in the past in different
>>ways, but wanted to get input from others on what's worked best for
>> them.
> If shutting the machines down is feasible, I’d put the source hard drive
> into the destination machine and use rsync to copy it from one drive to
> the other (rather than using rsync to copy from one machine to the other
> over the network).

Why? I just rsync'd 159G in less than one workday from one server to
another. Admittedly, we allegedly have a 1G network, but....