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Best Way to copy a very large site to a new server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dlewis23, May 25, 2007.

  1. dlewis23

    dlewis23 Member

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    I need to copy my website from my old server to my new one. My website is very big, i have a server with 2TB of storage and i'm using about 1.8TB currently, i'm moving to a server with 6TB of storage.

    I need to know what is the best way to copy it from my old server to my new one.

    Thanks
     
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    use rsync - you can limit the bandwidth

    same as using copy , but it uses ssh and is secure.

    With that massive amount, it might be worth dumping it to a hard drive and then moving it that way.
     
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    Will rsync keep all my permissions?
     
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    Yes, if you tell it to.

    man rsync for usage

    rsync -eogP
     
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    rsync also has resume abilities so if it dies somehow you can pickup where you left off. scp does not.
     
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