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I was copying a file from a Linux Server to a Solaris Server using scp and the session was interrupted after copying 80% of the file since I have a very slow file transfer rate it almost took me 41/2 hrs to copy a 5GB File and I dont want to do the same thing again from the scratch which will take another 5hrs to copy the file, So I was looking up on the man pages to use rsync in place of rcp and continue the intteruped copying and appending the same file where it was left unfinished but I am not sure of the options that should be used for the rsync command. Can someone help with the options that I can use to finish the interrupeted file copy.

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Do 'du -sk youfile' on the Solaris machine. Say, it's XXX+1 kilobytes (i.e. round it *down*).
Then do:

1. on Linux machine: dd if=yourfile of=yourfile.tail bs=1024 skip=XXX
2. scp the yourfile.tail to the target machine
3. on the Solaris machine, do backup: cp yourfile yourfile.bak
4. on the Solaris machine, glue both files: dd if=yourfile.tail of=yourfile bs=1024 oseek=XXX
5. on both machines, do "sum -r yourfile" to check control sum (if you don't have md5sum on Solaris)
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Sorry for the late response , I havent tried this option because I found another way to copy the file
Thx anywat
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