Once in a while, we are requested to upload or download files from our servers: Database Backups, keys, credentials, and so on.
The traditional method of doing this nowadays is usually SSH or SCP, but sometimes large amounts of files and folders needed a more suited tool.
Here is where rsync comes in to play. Originally as a tool for syncing files and folders, bring in to place the power of compression, delta encoding, and security by comparing sizes a timestamp of files before doing the actual network transfer.
This is an small example
rsync -rvz -e ssh firstname.lastname@example.org:<from-folder-or-archive> <to-folder-or-archive>
-r For recursive (only when your are syncyng complete directories
-v For verbose operation
-z For using compression
-e For shell selection