Transferring Files to New Ubuntu System
mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Tue Nov 25 21:38:50 UTC 2008
Brian McKee wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Hakan Koseoglu
> <hakan.koseoglu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Potentially scp and rsync should be better but interestingly, between
>> my laptop and dinky file server copying 10MB of /dev/urandom data
>> works faster on rsync. I must have configured something different
>> somewhere. :-)
> I just fired a 5 meg file thru the VPN - 36 seconds for rsync, 45
> seconds for scp.
> So, rsync seems to be better.
> I haven't tried with -e rsh (as opposed to ssh) as I'd have to start
> changing firewalls to allow it.
rsync will typically be faster as it's unencrypted by default. I'd be
willing to bet you'll see similar performance if using ssh as the remote
shell as you would with scp. (if not a bit slower.)
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