network connection too fast ...
Yes, contrary to most people, I am complaining that the connection between two servers is too fast (1Gbps). I administer neiter of these servers, I only have unprivileged accounts on these machines.
When I transfer a large amount of data, somewhere along the line the session is dropped.
In pseudo code here is what I do:
tar cz large_directory | ssh -C remoteServer tar xz
So basically I tar a large directory ( > 1GB ) and push it through an SSH tunnel to another server where I untar it.
I have the same problem when I use rsync -e ssh; but rsync is even quicker with being dropped. Idem for the transfer of the database using mysqldump.
How can I limit the transfer rate on my sending machine? It is a basic Centos 4.5 install, nothing fancy. Suggestions anyone?