First of all, say im on SSH, doing some stuff to my sheevaplug, and i want to copy a 1.5tb hard drive to another.
If i send the command to do it, and i close SSH will the copy process be terminated too? If so, is there a way i can send the command to the sheevaplug so it carrys on after i disconnect?
Generally speaking, yes, it will terminate. There are several options that allow you to run a command outside of your current session. Check out the "nohup" and "at" commands. "nohup your-backup-command
&" may cause your ssh session to hang when you try to log off, but it should allow the command to continue. "echo your-backup-command
| at now" is also a possibility if you have the right packages loaded. YMMV.
Also, i get about 7mbs when i transfer between USB devices, is there any way to speed this up? It seems very slow. Id expect about 20mbs if this was on a pc... so can i get anywhere close to that?
What command are you using?