I'm transferring huge files, over a network to a destination server, totaling ~ 67 GB with individual zip files of size ~ 7GB. I tried copying to the destination using both
rsync performs (2x) faster copying than
sftp was achieving around 700 kbps while
rsync transfers the data at a rate north of 1.4 Mbps. I know that SFTP and SCP uses the same SSH connection for transferring files. So, does this imply
rsync is much (2x) faster than SCP which uses SSH under the hood?
Or above all, is there an even faster way to transfer (such huge) files over a network?
P.S.: I'm transferring completely new data to the destination server with the following
rsync --info=progress2 -az source_folder username@destination_server:/location/