I have set up a new pc, and I want to copy data from my old pc to it, without having to manually copy everything to an external drive.
I guess I could do something with rsync over ssh, but have no idea of how to accomplish that.
Substitute the IP addresses if you don't know the names. You should be able to
Alternatively, you could take the old hdd and mount it either on the machine physically if its a desktop in the spare slot and just copy the files over. Or use a sata/usb lead to mount it, or one of these toasters:
You can easily use Nautilus to copy your data from a remote PC: Connect both units via ethernetfor example, open Nautilus on the new machine, press F3 to have two file browsers in your window, navigate the left one to your destination directory and the right one to your source directory (using "network", you need to know username and password of the old machine). Now you can simply drag and drop items from left to right and vice versa.