I am running a one off Sync moving 6 terabyte’s of media from one drive to another using Dietpi-Sync. Am i required to keep my SHH session active the whole time or can i close it once i start the Sync. I have checked the instructions and there is no mention if you can close the SSH session. TIA
It needs to stay active. Closing an SSH session terminates all child processes. To overcome this issue, you can use GNU/screen:
apt install screen screen # Within the screen session dietpi-sync
You can then press
CTRL+A; D to detach from this screen session and run
screen -d -RR to reattach to it. When SSH connection is lost unexpectedly, the screen stays active a well and you can reattach with this command from any other/new SSH or console session. Press
CTRL+A; K to kill a screen, which also kills all its child processes.