Re: copying a 12GB file
how can I copy a 12GB file at reasonable speed over a 1000Mbit ethernet
connection from one computer (mailserver) to another (SAMBA file server
or my workstation) without going to lengths like installing an FTP
server or the like on the mailserver?
FTP would probably be the fastest, but scp (file transfer over SSH) is
probably already on both machines if they're both Linux. PuTTY is an
excellent SSH/SCP client for Windows (and Unix) if you need cross
You probably don't want to use SSH Compression as I've seen it actually
slow down file transfers over fast LAN links. The SSH encryption might
slow down the transfer as well, so the transfer speed might depend on
the speed of your CPUs.
File size limit is 2GB with smbmount; NFS will take about 14 hours(!)
because copying fails after about 1--2 GB with an I/O error unless using
This sucks ...