TAG: linux

Software Engineer. Stuff and nonsense. The usually short ramblings of Chris McKee.

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…