Suppose you have an isolated network of data producing computers (Sources), e.g. in a surveying vehicle (Rover). The collected data (a few terabytes per day) need to be transferred to a processing server (Destination) in office.

This data transfer, which happens by means of removable disks, is Monikop's and Pokinom's job.

On Rover, a couple of removable disks are put into a dedicated computer where they are filled automatically by Monikop with data pulled from Sources. At any time, copying data finished or otherwise, the operator switches Monikop's host off by a keypress and removes the disks. Data integrity is never compromised by shutting down Monikop's host or any of the Sources at any time, in any order, by any means including power cuts.

The disks are then brought to the office where they are put into another dedicated computer. Here, Monikop's counterpart called Pokinom pushes their content to Destination, makes the disks re-usable by Monikop, and switches itself off when finished.

Old data is being left as long as possible on the removable disks. This may be helpful as part of a backup strategy.

The heavy lifting is done by Rsync. Sources as well as Destination need to have Rsync installed. Both can be running Linux, Windows, or any operating system Rsync can be installed on.

You can expect transfer rates of about