I have two servers online both have dedicated ips both are 12.04 and with plesk panel. the problem is on my one server the files are more than 11 gb i wan to transfer them from one server to another what is the best possible solution for this ? both servers has good internet speeds and online 24 hours i want to transfer them from one to another.


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You can use SCP (Secure Copy

scp <file> <username>@<IP address or hostname>:<Destination>


scp "TPS Reports.odw" joe@laptop:Desktop/

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  • it can transfer 11 GB Aug 1, 2013 at 22:44
  • Yes you can.If they are on the same network there will be no problem
    – Diego
    Aug 1, 2013 at 23:05
  • no they are over internet not in same network one server is in germany and other is in spain ? Aug 1, 2013 at 23:22
  • Yes you can use it. Just be sure to have a stable internet connection.
    – Diego
    Aug 2, 2013 at 5:14

If you are using one server to backup another you could use rsync. It does a full transfer the first time then any transfer after that it only does the changed files/new files.

I use it to for my backup servers.

  • it can transfer 11 gb ? Aug 1, 2013 at 22:43
  • and i am worried how much time it can take ? Aug 1, 2013 at 22:45
  • I used it to transfer 48 gb at first. I did it over the weekend so I'm not exactly sure how long it took.
    – troylatroy
    Aug 2, 2013 at 17:30

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