I need to copy a large number of files and folders from one folder to another on the same SMB share exposed by an Isilon server featuring server-side copy. Copying individual files and folders through the Finder window works fine, almost instantaneously, and does not cause any significant network traffic, thus I assume that here server-side offloading works. However, when I try to copy files from the terminal, my network traffic goes up and the throughput is accordingly low.
The share is mounted as follows:
$ mount //my.name@server/RemoteFolder on /Volumes/RemoteFolder (smbfs, nodev, nosuid, mounted by my.name)
I tried to copy via the command line using
rsync to no avail, e.g.,
$ cp -vpRi "/Volumes/RemoteFolder/old/Peter Gabriel/" "/Volumes/RemoteFolder/groups/genesis/peter.gabriel"
How can I imitate the behaviour from option-drag & drop through the Finder in the command line?
Grateful for any hints!