Copy Files to USB

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bigjohnuk, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. bigjohnuk macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Could you advise the best way to control a copy of about 750GB of data of about 2.5 million files to a USB Drive.

    We need to ensure that we do not miss any and if the job stops for what ever reason, we can quickly pick it.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper! can help you with that, though the external HDD needs to be formatted with Mac OS Extended (HFS+) to work.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd go with Carbon Copy Cloner, for its ease of use. For a free manual option there's rsync which is executed through the terminal

    I'd also look at at zipping them into a series of files, 2.5million file seems to be a lot files
     
  4. bigjohnuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Many thanks thanks guys. Yes 2.5 million is a large number, which is why we need something good.

    Kind regards

    John
     
  5. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    I use Folder Synch from the App Store for this kind of thing. I believe that it is just a GUI over rsync mentioned earlier but the important thing is that it will ensure that the contents of the target directory is identical to the source directory.
     

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