Resume aborted scp file transfers

rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh SOURCE DESTINATION
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.
Sample Output
scp file user@somehost:/path
... aborted

scpresume file user@somehost:/path
... resume from  where we left off before

By: episodeiv
2009-02-16 16:22:10

What Others Think

good tip, but rsync -P SOURCE DESTINATION is shorter (modern rsyncs default to ssh)
ger · 613 weeks and 5 days ago
What about resuming a recursive transfer of thousands of files when after the first thousand, it was interrupted?
vgm64 · 607 weeks and 5 days ago
i think the best option would be rsync -aP SOURCE DESTINATION 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
rubo77 · 587 weeks and 5 days ago
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