Warning: Doing this is making a clear tradeoff between security and speed. Do not do this on the public Internet or across a network you do not trust.
rsync is one of those tools that is in every computer user's toolkit. It's fantastic for moving large amounts of data around and for migrating data from one system to another.
rsync also has a ton of options and, after awhile, you get to where muscle memory means you just type the same few options over and over again. With me, that was
-avz, archive, verbose, compression.
Recently, I was migrating several terabytes of data from a NAS to a computer. As is often the case, I fired up an
rsync job and watched it.
It maxed out at about 35 megabit. Across a gigabit switched internal network.Read More...