07-27-2010 06:40 PM
I have 750 GB of files to trasnfere to my NAS. I understand my NAS can be an FTP server, but i am not sure how to set that up.
is there a beter way to do that?
07-28-2010 09:16 AM
If you are transfering files on your local network you can use Windows explorer to copy files just like you would to any other drive. The seagate discovery program can map your network shares to drive letters for you, so they will be listed in My Computer. The FTP server would be used to upload files over the internet, otherwise it isn't needed and shouldn't be any faster.
07-29-2010 08:57 AM
The networking protocol should automatically insure there were no errors in transmission, but you can always double check by using a checksum program like md5summer which would probably take a while for 750 GB of data. A faster but not a accurate way, would be to compare the total file sizes.
07-29-2010 05:57 PM
You can also use the Windows XCOPY command (yes, I'm a dinosaur).
XCOPY <sourceDirectory> <destDirectory> /S /E /H /R /Y /K /C
XCOPY "C:\Documents and Settings\triblet\My Documents\Mt Pictures\*" "Q:\My Pictures\" /S /E /H /R /Y /K /C
The /V says verify by rereading and comparing.
will list all the options.
07-29-2010 07:39 PM - edited 07-29-2010 07:41 PM
Some good "FREE" copy programs out on the net that also verify the copy and they are much faster and more efficient then Cut/Paste via Explorer or using XCOPY.
Check out the following:
But WAIT... There's MORE and in my opinion the best copy tool out there bar none!
I suggest using this -- it's called RichCopy: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.0
Sidenote: With any utility PLEASE READ THE DOCUMENTATION.
There are many variables and switches in these copy programs and some can be destructive in nature. SO I CAN'T STRESS IT MORE THEN ENOUGH. << I think one should get the point
And a Side Quip
Now, I'm a Caveman myself and have to live with dinosaurs, but like any good Caveman - I discovered Fire and haven't looked back. That's why dinosaurs became extinct unless their the Loch Ness Monster LOL!
XCOPY and a Command line works great if you don't mind wasting time coding up batch files or typing in everything by hand at a command line - Great in a pinch but when you have 750 GIGS worth of Data which is most likely in many different folders you surely don't want to be doing XCOPY's or for that matter the old CUT/COPY and PASTE via Explorer.
Back in the Day working for a Major Insurance Company I was tasked with moving Terabytes and Terabytes of Data from a large Home office Novell Network 400+ Servers to an EMC Celerra NAS (A Big Boy NAS) - Doing so I discovered a neat tool from Microsoft called Robocopy - It was multithreaded, copied multiple files in parallel not in serial order (IE: One by One) and it was capable of fully utilizing network buffers and network bandwidth... In fact using it at it's full speed one could crush their network easily (It was many a long weekends and isolated network engineering to do this). Robocopy was like the spark though that started the fire it has since been replaced with even a better utility, that being RichCopy. If I have to do large copies of anysort RichCopy is my GoTo Tool as it will just wipe XCOPY and Explorer Cut/Copy and Paste to the floor.
By the Way - did I mention that they are all FREE (some have "Pro" Versions) that you pay to get additional features or support. But the FREE versions should work for what you need to do. ENJOY
07-30-2010 06:22 AM
Robocopy is all I ever use any more...The best feature in my mind is the /MIR (mirror) switch. This makes a mirror copy of the source folder, removing extra folders/files that have been removed from the source.