I would like to copy a folder from one Unix server to another Unix server. Can anyone tell me if there is a method or command to to achieve this?
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The command above will copy
If your folder contains subfolders and more importantly symlinks you want to use rsync:
Or in reverse:
This will do a recursive backup / copy from localfolder to your server while keeping ownership and permissions intact. The solutions suggested so far are valid however scp doesn't handle symlinks by default and will instead create a new copy of the linked file.
For detailed usage see man(1) rsync or here