Best way to tranfers very large files between linux boxes

Hello,

I have a number of linux boxes. My production by i do weeklys that create a backup file of 40GB

I want to transfer it to another box that is kind of my online backup storage box.

Currently i am using SCP, but i am thinking there must be a better way

thanks for any help
pariesAsked:
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jlevieCommented:
That looks like it might be a good choice.
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jlevieCommented:
The most efficient, if security isn't a concern, would be to use FTP. The next best choice I'd think would be NFS.
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owensleftfootCommented:
I agree with jim. However you can have security & efficiency by using sftp.
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jlevieCommented:
Does sftp use a sliding window for data packets and acks? I was thinking that it didn't and could not get the transfer rates that FTP can.
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pariesAuthor Commented:
i was hoping for something that was optimized for large files. I looked at bbftp but not sure if that is the way to go
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cjl7freelance for hireCommented:
Hi,

I don't think you will get (much) better performance with ftp vs scp. (have you tested?)

I can't recommend NFS for this, it is slow and has some issues depending on wich version you are running. (NFSv2 has a 2GB file limit...)

Stick with scp and upgrade the network if you want faster transfers, Gbit ethernet is very cheap!

//jonas
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