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Moving files

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Hi, is there a way to move files from one HDD to another without having to wait.

What I mean is, I want to move large volumes of data from one hdd to another inside the NAS box, so far I have been cutting and pasting using my personal pc but I want to be able to shut off my home pc and leave the NAS box to continue moving files while I sleep. It's 1.40am and I still have nearly 400GB to move. I can't go into details as to why I need to move the data, but believe me it's important that I do so

Sorry if this sounds a stupid question, but I'm a total noob so if there is a way would you please explain in baby steps.

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Re: Moving files

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rsync would probably be my method of choice. I know this is one of the services available on your system through the web UI and you can go into the "Local" sub menu for rsync to set it up.

Alternatively, if you log in from the shell level as root, an rsync command such as the following will work:

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rsync -av --progress source_directory destination_directory
This will copy all files and directories recursively preserving ownership and permissions. The --progress will show you where it is at in the process.

rsync has lots of cool capabilities which may be useful to you for other reasons but hopefully this gets you pointed in the right direction. There are lots of good web references for use of rsync in other ways as well.
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Re: Moving files

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other aproach is mount both disk and use command line , usefull commands cp = copy and mv = move, search a bit to know how to use it.

PD: for windows user is more intuitive to use WinSPC to copy / Move files.
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Re: Moving files

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Thanks very much for helpful replies, I'll take a look at rsync first.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to apply a thanks system to the forum? it will save a lot of useless posts just saying thank you, although I resume not all users are that grateful for the help they receive!

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good idea, perhaps Al562 know how to implement.
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