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# 8  
Old 10-17-2003
Lightbulb server 2 server

I need to do this same thing (copy an entire directory from one server to another)

Did you get an answer? If so, what was it?
# 9  
Old 10-17-2003
A couple of solutions...

Recursive FTP -- here at last.
# 10  
Old 10-20-2003
Quote:
Originally posted by roden


You can also mount a NFS filesystem from the other host to your local and do the traditional (in this case with Kornshell):

cd /nfsmountedfilesystem
tar cf - .|(cd /localfilesystemtocopyto&&tar xvf -)

Or why not pipe trough rsh:

rsh "cd /directory&&tar cf - ."|(cd /localdirectory&&tar xvf -)

However if this needs some padding and fiddling depending on rsh/rshd implementations.

Smilie

NFS mounting is my favorite way other than SSH to do this type of copy...

But i use this command... when I had to copy a 26GB filesystem...

From the tar manpage:::

cd fromdir ; tar cf - . | ( cd todir ; tar xf - )

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