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Various methods to improve rsync speeds

rsync is a command line tool to transfer data between a source and a destination. A destination or source can be remote. Avoid the following: Use the following in the command: $ rsync -avAXEWSlHh /source /destination --no-compress --info=progress2 --dry-run Test using --dry-run, then remove this…

Run wget in the background to download large files

wget is a powerful command to copy files from one server to another. However when downloading large files the following commands will help you continue your work or allow you to shutdown the command window and return at a later stage. Example $ wget -bqc…

How to check for disk errors on Linux

Keeping your disks healthy is the number one method to prevent data loss. The commands below will assist with ensuring this does not happen. As always, taking backups, or at least having backups available is important to ensure your data is kept secure. You can…