Handy rsync for copying large amounts of data in linux

When copying to the local file system I always use the following rsync options:

rsync -aWhv --no-compress --progress /source/ /destinationfolder/

--no-compress as it's on the same machine
--progress speaks for itself

-a preserves ownership & permissions using archive flag    
-W copying whole files only
# and optional ones for watching
-h human-readable transfer rate and file sizes
-v keeps it verbose so we can see whats happening
Chris McKee

Chris McKee


Software Engineer, Web Front/Backend/Architecture; all-round tech obsessed geek. I hate unnecessary optimism

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