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Old 08-09-2009, 09:35 AM   #1
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Transferring Slabs Of Data To External Disk HDD Full, Reconfiguring, How To?


Hi I am using Elyssa r1.

I have run out of hard drive space, and need to move data to the external HDD soon, not one image or document at a time, slabs.

I don't know how to do this, how to move megabytes onto my external store, any know how on offer for this question please?
 
Old 08-09-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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Well, what you can do is run
Code:
du -hs *
This will tell you the disk space of each directory. You can then pick a few that fit within your target size and run

Code:
cp -r dir1/ dir2/ dir3/ /mountpoint/of/external/drive/
 
Old 08-12-2009, 08:13 AM   #3
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whilst not directly related to this thread,- I have a ext usb hdd that as lots of files on it,
mainly cd & DvD iso's, plus other files.

I move them from that hdd to the internal hdd of a couple of PCs, from time 2 time,
& @ the transfer rate of around 1Mb/s, some of the larger iso files can take over an hour to be copied over. That's just using the click N paste method.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 10:20 AM   #4
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That sounds pretty slow. Is the external drive USB 1?
 
Old 08-15-2009, 08:27 AM   #5
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That sounds pretty slow. Is the external drive USB 1?
Nope - but the port on the PC is !
( on all my PCs, actually).
 
Old 08-15-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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If you want to copy unusual file types then tar (in a pipe, one generating the archive and the other restoring the archive to the new location) will create a copy more faithful the original.

If you need only something basic, check out cp's -a option (equivalent to the -d, -p and -R options combined).
 
  


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