[TriLUG] md5sum question
hunteke at earlham.edu
Thu Nov 6 18:27:35 EST 2008
At 6:19pm -0500 Thu, 06 Nov 2008, Kevin Hunter wrote:
> Downthread you say it's 3 inches above your head, so let me attempt an
> [ explanation snipped ]
That all said, I second Alan Porter's suggestion that you learn about rsync.
I find it a very handy utility when transferring large files, especially over
a slow/inconsistent network, but also between slow and older disks. It can
transfer files in pieces, and only if those pieces have changed. This enables
* restart of broken upload/downloads
* very quick synchronization of minimally changed files. (e.g. daily updates
to an iso or virtual machine image)
* minimal bandwidth usage
Tell us what you go with, eh?
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