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How can I efficiently transfer a large file using a smaller external disk?

I need to transfer a large (multi-terabyte) file from one Linux computer to another. I have a 1TB external SSD drive that seems like it's the fastest way in terms of bandwidth. My best guess right now ...
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Linux - transfer all files modified after a specific date to a new harddrive

I recently had my second hard-drive of the past semester begin to fail on me and become unable to ghost to a new drive. I still had the first hd that failed so we ghosted that drive but now I need to ...
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Are there any libraries that determine if a file is worth compressing before being transferred?

I've read that sometimes files like .mp3's or compressed images aren't worth compressing (with zlib for example) because they are already compressed and they'd waste more CPU resources than save ...
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Sending text file contents to server using netcat?

There is a daemon process listening on port 5144, which I cannot to modify. I want to use netcat to send the contents of a text file to the server, but this causes netcat to hang the terminal until I ...
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Copy Files over unstable connection

I need to copy a large number of files to a hard disk drive over USB, but the connection to the drive will randomly fail, causing the drive to appear as though it is unplugged and immediately plugged ...
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Optimal Legacy Data Recovery LiveCD?

I'm fixing someone's computer. It has 256MB RAM and a 1.3GHZ processor (or in that range). As the Windows (XP) install is borked, I would like to copy over all of the files on it to pick through on ...
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How to send a large file securely?

I need to send large files from a Linux machine to another using cryptography. The sender machine knows the recipient IP but not vice-versa. I don't need strong cryptography and prefer higher-speed ...