gzip over ssh

ssh 10.0.0.4 "cat /tmp/backup.sql | gzip -c1" | gunzip -c > backup.sql
I've kept the gzip compression at a low level, but depending on the cpu power available on the source machine you may want to increase it. However, SQL compresses really well, and I found even with -1 I was able to transfer 40 MiB/s over a 100 mbps wire, which was good enough for me.

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2010-02-14 19:09:07

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