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How to Continue a Stalled SCP File Transfer Using RSYNC

To continue a stalled SCP file transfer is easy using rsync. The rsync command will allow you to continue a partial file transfer using SSH to encrypt the transfer. Many times when doing a large file transfer with SCP you run the risk of the connection to the server dropping during the transfer or of the transfer becoming stalled. Regardless of either one you can continue things with rsync as shown below.

The below command should be run from the server that the file is being transferred too.

bash

  1. rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh user@server.example.com:/path/to/file/remote-file-name local-file-name

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Configure Google Talk on Trillian With the Jabber Plugin

To configure Google Talk on Trillian you will install, activate, and configure a Jabber connection. This can be completed by verifying the Jabber plugin is installed and activated. Once the Jabber plugin is activated a new account must be created and connected. Follow the directions below to configure a Google Talk account in your Trillian client.

  1. Open Trillian Preferences:First you will need to verify the Jabber plugin is being loaded. Open Trillian, click Trillian in the top menu, and select “Trillian Preferences” from the drop down as shown in the image below.

    Trillian Preferences

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TSVNCache.exe – TortoiseSVN Using a Lot of System Resources

TortoiseSVN uses a lot of system resources attempting to make sure that the SVN cache on your system is up to date. By default TortoiseSVN will attempt to keep all “Fixed Drives” up to date which will in most cases use a lot of unnecessary system resources such as CPU cycles and RAM. Below are two options to either cut down on the amount of resources used or to turn of the TortoiseSVN Status Cache all together.