I need to copy a whole subdirectory with files and subfolders from a w2008r2 server to a linux (debian) box. It is quite a few gigabytes so I prefer the fastest possible way to do this. If necessary I can pack the folder and files into an archive, but if they can be copied as separate files/folders I prefer that. The copy process should overwrite any matching target files / folders with no prompt.
I know the IP address of the target linux box and have a username/password for the target folder
What is the preferred way to do this and which parameters etc do I use to get optimal speed?
Thanks a lot for an elegant solution to this