program example for downloading a large file from one server to another

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BitTorrent
ISO
Server migration
I'm trying to copy a very large file from one server to another. It occurs to me that download code from websites that download, say, ISO images for sw installs are very much like what I want to do. If things slow down , they stall and then start up again. They may even be robust enough to take a momentary hiccup and keep going. Bittorrent does something like this. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
ASKED: December 28, 2010  1:23 PM
UPDATED: December 29, 2010  2:34 PM

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Pnolans,

I’m not sure what you’re looking for, but either of these options may help.

rsync –partial –progress progress.log remoteMachine:/path/to/file/on/remote/server/

wget -c http://mysite.com/file

John

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  • Pnolans
    I didn't mention I'm using windows xp on my local machine, and 2003 server on the remote, but I'll look at these 2 options. Thanks.
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  • Pnolans
    actually, I looked up wget for windows. That may be what I'm looking for. Thanks AGAIN, again. :)
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  • Subhendu Sen
    For Wget for Windows, please link Here
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  • Pnolans
    Thanks Rechil, I neglected to mention that I got it and rsync. I'm testing these when I get a chance! :)
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  • petkoa
    If you intend to do one-time transfers, you'll be happy with wget; if, however, you intend to make often synchronizations, better start immediately with rsync - wget does mirroring - i.e., transfers every whole new file, while rsync is using a "chunk checksumming algorithm" and can spare a lot of bandwidth (and probably time). Then, wget needs http or ftp server on the source end, rsync needs just itself and ssh/sshd (which I think is a must even on a widows machine). Good luck, Petko
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