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copy single big file to multiple smaller harddrives

If I got a single 1200gb file and need to create a backup / copy it using 3 500GB harddrives, what's the best way to do this using linux?
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Copied C drive contents to external HDD, half of the content is not there, but content size says otherwise

I copied my C drive onto an external HDD. The folder which holds this shows that it has about 20GB of data. However, when I open the folder, and check the sum of all contents, it only adds up to about ...
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Unix: copy files sequentially

As far as I remeber, long time ago I've been using such a thing: in total commander I pressed F2 in copy dialoge - added "copy task" into a "Copy queue". And so, all those files have been copied ...
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How to move all sibling folders into one folder?

I apologize that this seems like such a dumb question, but I can't afford to screw it up. I have a bunch of folders like so: /users/me/foo/oops1 /users/me/foo/oops2 ...
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Copy all files in a folder which have the same name as files in a separate folder

Let me explain: I am going through a huge icon set, and choosing the icons I like. I have chosen maybe 250 out of 3000 icons. The way the icons are split up are like this: Icons -> 16x16 ...
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File name too long to copy but doesn't say which one

I was copying a bunch of files but wasn't able to copy some because there name was too long. Is there an easy way to shorten the names or can I at least know the path to where the file name becomes ...
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Windows 8 Permissons: Copying a File, Access Denied, Despite Take Ownership

I just wiped my hard drive with Windows 7 and did a fresh install of Windows 8. I backed up my files on an external hard drive. When I tired copying my music over to Windows 8, I got this message for ...
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How to troubleshoot an xcopy crash

I'm trying to copy a recording I made on Canon DC320 to my computer but I keep crashing with the message The parameter is invalid. I've done some troubleshooting using Process Monitor and xcopy and ...
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Copy C Drive, will it start up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clone a Hard Disk Content to Another Hard Disk Bit-for-bit copy of hard drive in Windows? I was just wondering, if you simply using something like gparted to ...
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Copy all files from one location to another in Linux, without copying the directory itself

I want to copy some or all files from a directory test/A/ to directory test/B/, but without copying directory A itself. I tried the command cp -R test/A/ test/B, but it copies the directory and the ...
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Windows bug? Freeze while copying files. Parallel another copy may unfreeze

How to debug problems with simple copying files? I often have a problems when just copying many files from one disk to another. Probably the problem occurs only with ONE of hard drives, installed on ...
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Locally syncing two computers so they are the same

I'm thinking of eventually, when I have more money, buying a laptop, so it's more convenient for me to work at school or wherever I eventually get hired. Eventually, maybe. I don't think I'll have ...
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Do .frm files represent the entirety of a MySQL database?

So let's say I copy /var/lib/mysql and save it somewhere else, then uninstall/reinstall MySQL and put the original /var/lib/mysql back where it was. Will I have all of my databases without any ...
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Excel - how to copy all colums in a row based on a condition

I'm new to macros and hope somebody can help Trying to make a report from a datasheet that meets some conditions. I need to fetch all the data (cells) in a row e.g. that meet the condition <1 in ...
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Cant copy source code from pdf files in ubuntu

How to copy source code from pdf files in ubuntu. No tabs are copied at the beginning of lines. I have tried many pdf viewers: evince, Adobe Reader, xpdf. Is there any solution for it ?
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How to boot a computer with a HDD from another PC?

I need to back up the files of an HDD but the only way I can do that is to plug it into another computer's HDD input. The problem is, now the other computer will not boot. If I try to boot with safe ...
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Copy/paste filtered column in Excel - error message

In short, I have filtered a worksheet by column A, and I want to copy/paste from column B to column C. Obviously I don't wish to copy/paste values from rows that were filtered-out here. The above ...
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Copying only newer files from one folder to another

I have 2 folders with files. These files are the product of some build process. The first folder is the outputs of previous build while the latter is the output of the current build. I would like to ...
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Visual Basic Console Application Copy Percentage? [closed]

I am making a Console Application that will copy larger files (up to 2 GB) (with My.Computer.FileSystem.CopyDirectory) and I would like make a percentage indicator. I just want it to show the current ...
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Copying Windows 8 Users directory, how can I reliably deal with things with very long paths (possibly nested/linked)?

I was trying to move my "Users" folder in Windows 8 as described here and here. But when I try to copy the folder using "xcopy" in Windows Installation Disk Repair Mode, after some files are copied, ...
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backup original CD to play in as Audio CD without problems

I have original CD which I use to teach Aerobic Classes. Every time I play them on the gym they get some scratch, so I make a copy of original and play copy instead. I keep original for a copyright ...
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How can I copy cells in Excel 2007 and paste with formatting

I am wanting to be able to copy cells in a worksheet and paste them elsewhere in the same worksheet while maintaining the original formatting. I also want to be able to paste into Word and Outlook ...
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USB flash drive unreadable after a few minutes on Windows 8

I recently got a new computer with Windows 8. I a have a number of large backup files I am moving from my old PC to my new one. I was able to successfully copy the files to a couple 16 GB flash ...
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MSDOS - computer crashed, how to copy my whole drive?

I got a BSOD on my Windows7 laptop. No options to boot in safe mode and a newbie. How do I copy my whole drive to an external hdd in MSDOS I have attempted xcopy D:\*.* G:\ /s. thinking that this ...
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Special Copy Paste in MS Word

I have some word in a table in MS Word. I also have some word that are not in a table but they are organized serially one by one. I want to paste them in the separate rows of the table. But how? ...
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How to preserve directory structure, dates and attributes when copying dir trees in Windows on FATxx volumes?

Is there a tool (sync, backup or copy like) that can do for directory trees on a FATxx partition what an utility like Norton Ghost does for whole volumes? A tool that, while copying directory trees, ...
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Avoid unselecting region when copying text in Emacs using cua-mode

Is there a way of not deactivating the mark of a region after copying it to the clipboard? (I'm using Emacs 24.2.90 and Cua-mode.)
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How to copy text from Java program?

I am using a Java program called JDownloader v0.9.581 and I wish to copy the full file and link list from main scrolling window. JDownloader has no way to save the full list as a text file. I have ...
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“More than one remote source not supported” when copying files via pscp

I need to copy a file from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried using the code below: pscp C:\abc.php username@server: . But it shows an error: More than one remote source not supported How ...
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How do I hide “Extra File” and “100%” lines from robocopy output?

I have a robocopy script to back up our Kiln repositories that runs nightly, which looks something like this: robocopy "$liveRepoLocation" "$cloneRepoLocation" /MIR /MT /W:3 /R:100 ...
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Copy file after change, cmd Windows

I'm using this command to copy a file on a daily basis. COPY "E:\ClipData.txt" "Clipboard\ClipData.txt" But is there anyway without making it complicated, to copy the file after the source file has ...
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Correcting owner/permissions on damaged directory tree in linux

I inadvertently made a backup copy of a directory recursively and forgot the -a (--preserve) switch when doing so. This damaged my backup directory (which contains data we need to access). The ...
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Is it faster to copy 2 things at once or wait till other finishes

Hey guys say I have 2 drives and I am swaping the files in them... Would it be faster to copy files a-d on drive A to drive B then copy files e-h on drive B to drive A or....would it be faster to do ...
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Program to swap files between drives?

Has anyone built a program/script to transfer files between 2 hard drives, but like if both are near full....so one copies 1 file over then the other copies the other file, then they delete the files ...
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Download a file from a linux remote server using ssh

I have backup all my website files to a zip folder from cpanel. Now I want to download this zip folder to my local drive. I searched on internet and found command line code 'scp' but its not working ...
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How to change the delimiter when you copy from Excel and paste to notepad

I would like to copy cells from Excel, and paste it to notepad with comma as delimiter, in stead of tab(which it is). Is there any way to do this without doing a replace in Notepad or saving the ...
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How can I copy files recursively without overwriting the directories

On linux, let's say I have some files like this: dir1/file1 dir2/file2 and I want to copy them to a destination that already have dir1 and dir2 and looks like: dir1/file1 dir1/file1a dir2/file2 ...
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Improve dd restore speed

Just now after waiting about 33 hours I finished restoring hard disk dev.pm.m3 resided on the LVM partition from previosly created zipped dump 5_dev.pm.m3_2012-11-03.gz. Here is its status: gzip -dc ...
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How to copy files according to file list using batch script?

I have a folder with a multitude of files, and I have a list (txt) of specific files which I want to copy from this folder. It will go something like this: For each filename: cp (filename in folder) ...
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“Can’t read from the source file or disk” when I try to copy files from my C:\ to another drive

When I try to drag & drop files from my C:\ onto my Mac hard drive (I use MacDrive for HFS support), Windows reports: Interrupted Action Can’t read from the source file or disk Specs: ...
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Command-line sort and copy text files to one single file renders an error

I stumbled on question 217394 which explains how to copy files sorted alphabetically into one single file. Trying to implement the command myself rendered the following error message: The system ...
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Cannot Copy Pictures w/ text or w/o from web pages anymore word in office starter 2010

This is something new. I had been able to copy text and pictures from websites into a microsoft word office starter 2010. I have gone into advanced settings to no avail. I have verified that under ...
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Linux: Copy all files by extension to single dirrectory

I am trying to copy all *.tif files from ./old to the ./new. In ./old i have lots of subdirs with different files, and in ./new i need only TIF files, without folder tree. So, I had tried cp -vR ...
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Unix Copy (cp) without Symbolic Links

I want to copy my files but convert the symbolic links to hard links (ie. the actual file). How can I do this? Here's my code (that isn't working): cp -RL ${FROM_DIR} ${TO_DIR} Note: this is for ...
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Cannot copy files from external USB HDD to computer

Hello I have a HDD disk connected with a USB converter to my computer. It consists of two partitions, the first one is mounted automatically and I can grab all the files from it, but the second one I ...
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How do dynamic buffers reduce seek times?

From Wikipedia: TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. I have no clue what that might mean. Which buffer is being dynamically adjusted? How does that reduce the seek ...
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Is there any way a user can view or copy non-editable GUI controls' contents at runtime?

Here are two examples of what I mean: I am sure you all too have experienced this frustration before. A dialog box opens that displays only part of a long string (e.g. a file path), but won't allow ...
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Emacs Dired: copying to the current folder

In Dired, copying is done like "copy the marked files to somewhere else". Is there a way to do this in the opposite direction? That is, in the scenario I imagine I would get a question what to copy ...
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What's a good way to move large amounts of files from one place to another, using the file path?

I'm going to move my Winamp library from its current location (in various folders inside My Documents) to My Music, but I can't just drag and drop them, as there's thousands of files within My ...
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Why does cancelling a copy-operation take (long) time?

Scenario: I'm copying a couple of large files from a DVD onto my desktop (Windows 7 Pro, in case that matters). After a while I realize that it is going to take too long time, and I press "cancel". ...