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Resume aborted scp file transfers

Terminal - Resume aborted scp file transfers
rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh SOURCE DESTINATION
2009-02-16 16:22:10
User: episodeiv
Functions: rsync
Resume aborted scp file transfers

Put it into your sh startup script (I use

alias scpresume='rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh'

in bash). When a file transfer via scp has aborted, just use scpresume instead of scp and rsync will copy only the parts of the file that haven't yet been transmitted.


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good tip, but


is shorter (modern rsyncs default to ssh)

Comment by ger 326 weeks and 4 days ago

What about resuming a recursive transfer of thousands of files when after the first thousand, it was interrupted?

Comment by vgm64 320 weeks and 4 days ago

i think the best option would be


to preserve timestamp, user and group, continue, if copy is aborted and go recursively into directories:

-a, --archive archive mode; equals -rlptgoD (no -H,-A,-X)

-r, --recursive recurse into directories

-d, --dirs transfer directories without recursing

-l, --links copy symlinks as symlinks

-p, --perms preserve permissions

-o, --owner preserve owner (super-user only)

-g, --group preserve group

--devices preserve device files (super-user only)

--specials preserve special files

-D same as --devices --specials

-t, --times preserve modification times

--partial keep partially transferred files

--progress show progress during transfer

-P same as --partial --progress

@ vgm64: i thought, thats the "--partial" for

Comment by rubo77 300 weeks and 3 days ago

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