file transfer to ubuntu 16.04 is really slow.

File transfer to my linux droplet from my mac is really slow, we are talking 2-7 KB/s. The first few files have a upload file of 500-1000 KB/s. My internet speed is 35 download and 5.5 upload. droplet is hosted in germany and im from denmark.

What my command look like

scp -r -v /file USERNAME@HOST:/path

i have added these lines to ssh_config file, because i couldnt upload files to my droplet, so i found this fix on this website

ServerAliveInterval 30
ServerAliveCountMax 5

So my question is: How do i fix this?

This is my first ever experience with linux, so please keep that in mind :) Thank you for your time.

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Hello, @Syhler

I will recommend you to use rsync instead of scp as it’s proven to be a lot faster.

scp basically reads the source file and writes it to the destination. It performs a plain linear copy, locally, or over a network.

rsync also copies files locally or over a network. But it employs a special delta transfer algorithm and a few optimizations to make the operation a lot faster.

Hope this helps

Regards, Alex