10-18-2012 03:06 PM
Im new to this forum but have been using the 2tb GoFlex home for about a year now and recently ran out of space so purchased a 3tb replacement.
I want to transfer all the content from the 2tb unit onto the 3tb unit, however doing this from a windows laptop across the wireless and an ethernet network link is a bit on the slow side as it copies all data to the laptop first.
Is there a way that the 3tb drive can be mounted onto the 2tb unit, so that I can use use a 'cp' command on the goflex unit itself to copy to the other nas? at the moment i have a 10/100 ethernet router but am waiting for delivery of a 8 port gigabit switch which these 2 nas's will be connected to. I figured if there was a way to log into the Goflex home using SSH and get the files copied across that way it would be much much quicker pn the new gb switch. (or maybe it wouldnt - thoughts on this would be most welcome)
im not a stranger to using linux, not an expert either.
Ive searched all over these forums and cant find any other post which describes what i want to do - of course i realise that may well be asking the wrong question here so any pointers anyone can give me (or indeed if I am wrong about any of this .. any corrections) would be most appreciated
10-18-2012 11:26 PM
You can certainly SSH in to one of the GFH's and run linux commands - see this link
I use cp to back up files from my GFH to an expansion drive (connected by USB as external storage on the GFH) to save going around the network.
I don't know about copying to a network drive though, you might have to use the scp or rsync command. On the other hand it might be easier to wait until you have the gigabit switch.
If you do get it working through SSH, post back and let us know how you did it.
10-19-2012 03:48 PM
Thanks for the reply.
ive tried mounting the 3tb nas drive using this command:
sudo mount '//192.168.0.251/GoFlex Home Public' /temp -o username=username,password=password,iocharset=utf8
but keep getting this error :
mount: unknown filesystem type 'cifs'
would really like to mount the other NAS this way for ease of transfer.
(gigabit router arrived today, so if i cant figure this out then it will just be a case of transferring the files using a windows laptop over the gigabit lan - not ideal as it still copies to the laptop and back - but at least its quicker than 10/100 lan)
10-20-2012 12:25 AM
I tried unsuccessfully setting up public key authentication, which you would probably need for the scp command.
But if your gigabit router has arrived, then problem solved. The write speed is only around 30MB/sec anyway, so your network is now faster than that.
Even going GFH1 -> Router -> laptop -> Router - GFH2 will be faster than the GFH2 is able to write. But a lot easier than trying to cut the laptop out of the loop.