Copying large files to network drive.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tommy.toast, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. tommy.toast macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  3. tommy.toast thread starter macrumors newbie

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