rsync is a neat utility that lets you transfer whole directories ssh-encrypted over the internet.

So it is perfect for online-backup purposes off servers etc. pp.

It even can do partial-transfer which means: if 1 bit changed in a 1TB file it will only transfer that 1bit.

1. setup:

# Block width in pixels

aptitude install rsync

2. usage

rsync -v --progress -r --update --bwlimit=30 -e 'ssh -p1234' /FOLDER_TO_SYNC


this will throttle the upload to 30KByte / S


Have fun!