To get better progress statistics, force rsync to calculate files before transfer using --no-i-r and --info=progress2

For example:

rsync -r --info=progress2 src dest

NTFS problems

I've had issues with transfers to NTFS drives crashing. Not transferring permissions and groups as well as using specific ownership after transfer seems to resolve the issue.

rsync -r --no-p --no-g --chmod=ugo=rwX src dest

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