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scping files with streamlines compression (tar gzip)

Terminal - scping files with streamlines compression (tar gzip)
tar czv file1 file2 folder1 | ssh user@server tar zxv -C /destination
2009-01-29 10:38:26
User: xsawyerx
Functions: ssh tar
scping files with streamlines compression (tar gzip)

it compresses the files and folders to stdout, secure copies it to the server's stdin and runs tar there to extract the input and output to whatever destination using -C. if you emit "-C /destination", it will extract it to the home folder of the user, much like `scp file user@server:`.

the "v" in the tar command can be removed for no verbosity.


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This can be more succinct if you have rsync.

Secure remote copy with default compression:

rsync -rptlvz -e ssh path1 path2 user@host:path

Secure remote copy with configurable compression FTW:

rsync -rptlv --compress-level 9 -e ssh path1 path2 user@host:path
Comment by laburu 348 weeks and 5 days ago

@laburu I don't understand your example.. Could you break it down further?

I was needing to copy over a large data file from a remote machine to my local one and I wanted to compress it, so I just used the command:

rsync -Pz user@host:/path/file.name .
Comment by DEinspanjer 346 weeks and 4 days ago

And in case you don't need to untar the file at the other end:

tar zcvf - folder | ssh user@server "cat > /backup/folder.tar.gz"

Comment by rugina 226 weeks ago

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