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    fastet way to transfer(upload/download) smb/nfs/ftp/scp -- help

    I have to transfer very large files, which one is the fastest (upload/download)
    1, ftp server (put/get)
    2, ssh server (scp)
    3, samba server(mount and then copy or upload/download)
    4, nfs server (mount and then copy or upload/download)

    security is not an issue for me.

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    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    North Carolina
    I don't know much about nfs, but samba has a cap on transfer speed, its not a very robust protocol in that respect (3-4m/s I think). I would think ftp and scp are similar in speed, but ftp is resumeable so you don't want the transfer to break in the middle and have to start over. I would go with ftp

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    Feb 2008
    Bangalore, India
    If both source and targer boxes are unix boxes.... i will recommend `rsync`. Which is fastest way to transfer files/directories.
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