[RndTbl] how to share/move sensitive data

Tim Lavoie tim at fractaldragon.net
Thu Aug 25 09:15:33 CDT 2016

If network transfer is an option, tools like rsync or Unison over SSH are your friend. +1 for physical media for bandwidth though.


> On Aug 25, 2016, at 2:37 AM, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:
>> On 2016-08-24 Robert Keizer wrote:
>> Tar it up and compress it. Scp it.
> Hah, a bit simpler than my way.
> But do keep in mind scp won't resume and if the sender is on a 2Mb
> up MTS DSL connection or similar it could take a looooong time to
> upload and no guarantee either side's connection or computers wouldn't
> go wonky during that time.
> I'm not sure I did the math right, but I calculate at 2Mb/s 400GB would
> take 18 *days*??!?
> scp would be good if you chunked the pieces real small, but bad for a
> single 400GB file, unless both sides have a great, fast, reliable
> pipe.
> You've been spoiled by fast pipes, Rob!!
> P.S. Maybe sneakernet would be a better option if your pipe is small...
> Buy 4 128GB SD cards or 1 500GB SSD drive, use split and gpg -c to
> chunk and encrypt; throw in a Xpresspost or UPS Express envelope and
> ship 1-2 day for around $15-$30.  Figure 1 day to write the data
> (especially on slow SD cards, SSD would be waaay faster), 1-2 days en
> route. All done in 3 days.  But you'll spend ~$250 on the cards/ssd,
> but you can keep it for use another day.
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