Having an rsync job complete after closing SSH connection

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I am transferring a large amount of files from one computer to another using rsync. I am doing this by SSHing into the source computer and executing a command like this: sudo rsync ssh --rsync-path="sudo rsync" source_dir [email protected]:dest_dir. Even if I add nohup before this command, whenever I close out the terminal window from which I SSHed, the connection closes. How can I have it so that my file transfer still continues when I close my SSH connection? (HowTos)