Copying large files to network drive.

tommy.toast

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 22, 2009
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I've recently purchased a NAS drive and would now like to copy about 500 GB of files onto it.

Obviously this is a slow process!

Is there a way I can set up the copy so that if it gets interrupted I can resume the transfer?

At the moment the I just know X of 100 GB has been transferred. On the destination drive you can't see any of the files being transferred across until the entire operation is complete (on a pc you can normally see the files that have been transferred immediately) ...

I'm a bit worried that if I turn my laptop off or I have any network issues the transfer will fail..


I'm running Snow Leopard.
 

plinden

macrumors 68040
Apr 8, 2004
3,968
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Use rsync to copy. This will transfer only files that are different.

Typing this in Terminal will work:
rsync -axS <your source> /Volumes/<network drive>/<destination>

rsync will do an initial check to see what files are different between <source> and <destination> and copy over those files.

If you're not comfortable with Terminal, I think you can do the same with the likes of CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper.
 
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