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Create a local compressed tarball from remote host directory

Terminal - Create a local compressed tarball from remote host directory
ssh user@host "tar -czf - /path/to/dir" > dir.tar.gz
2011-12-15 04:12:54
User: mossholderm
Functions: ssh
0
Create a local compressed tarball from remote host directory

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Terminal - Alternatives
ssh user@host "tar -zcf - /path/to/dir" > dir.tar.gz
2011-12-16 05:48:38
User: __
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh tar gzip
17

This improves on #9892 by compressing the directory on the remote machine so that the amount of data transferred over the network is much smaller. The command uses ssh(1) to get to a remote host, uses tar(1) to archive and compress a remote directory, prints the result to STDOUT, which is written to a local file. In other words, we are archiving and compressing a remote directory to our local box.

ssh user@host "tar -cf - /path/to/dir" | gzip > dir.tar.gz
2011-12-14 15:54:57
User: atoponce
Functions: gzip ssh
Tags: ssh tar gzip
7

The command uses ssh(1) to get to a remote host, uses tar(1) to archive a remote directory, prints the result to STDOUT, which is piped to gzip(1) to compress to a local file. In other words, we are archiving and compressing a remote directory to our local box.

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