I have a new Western Digital My Book Live NAS. I am trying to copy files from an old drive to the NAS. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I've mounted the drive by browsing the network in Nautilus and choosing a shared folder configured on the NAS. The shared folder is then automatically mounted at
.gvfs/files on mybooklive.
There are two problems so far:
File names and directory names containing certain characters (e.g.
|). Attempting to copy these results in the error message:
cp: cannot stat `/path/to/destination.filename': Invalid argument
Symbolic links. In Nautilus I get the error message:
Symlinks not supported by backend
My questions are:
- Can I connect to the NAS or configure the NAS so that I can copy my files without this problem? (In case it matters, I don't need Windows compatibility.)
- If not, what can I do to identify all the problem files?
- Can I do anything to automatically fix my filenames
Please let me know if any of this needs clarification. I'm not too familiar with all of this so I may have left out some useful information.