Transferring files from one storage to another local or remote storage.

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How can I efficiently transfer a large file using a smaller external disk?

I need to transfer a large (multi-terabyte) file from one Linux computer to another. I have a 1TB external SSD drive that seems like it's the fastest way in terms of bandwidth. My best guess right now ...
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Why is it slower to transfer small files over the Internet

I'm using scp to transfer files from one host to another over the Internet. Assuming that the transfer speed is 2Mb/s, it takes around 1.5 seconds to send 3Mb size between 2 hosts. However, if the ...
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The file is no longer located

I want to move a couple files from an external hard disk, I can see the files and I can see how much space they occupy on the volume. If I try to move, rename or open them I obtain this error prompt: ...
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The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folders but I can't edit it [duplicate]

I want to move a file but its filepath/filename is too long. Its context menu only shows a reduced list of options and rename isn't in the list, pressing F2 after selecting the file in the file ...
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Is there a way to copy with verification or just verify copied data

I am a GIS specialist, part of this is to routinely copy vast quantities of data to disc - backup, archiving and delivery. Occasionally the files on the other disc do not match the source disc, in the ...
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Slow File Transfer over Gigabit Network

There are a few computers connected to a computer (Windows 7 x64) via a Gigbait network in order to transfer file, however lately the transfer of files has been really slow (11Mb/s) I have already ...
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Windows 7 - View list of sent files (Firewall)

Is it possible to view any files that have been uploaded from the computer through the firewall? I have been using a keylogger and my AntiVirus flagged it as a virus today. I would like to know if its ...
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Share USB-storage between two devices

This question will sound strange so bear with me and let me explain. I have an embedded device, this device works in such a way that when a USB-storage is connected to it, it immediately creates a ...
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Transfer backup files from one Windows server to another in seperate domains/workgroups

I have an issue with Windows Server 2008 R2. What I am trying to achieve, is to copy some backup files every night from Server A to Server B (both identical). They are geographically separated, and ...
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I can't play downloaded music on my media player

I just got a used laptop from a relative – a Dell Latitude E4300 with Windows 7 Enterprise. This is because my old desktop is using the now unsupported XP software. So I'm transferring files from ...
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What are the factors that control transfer rate of large files in a single machine?

I understand the difference between SSD and Hard Drive for why SSD writes and retrieves much faster, but what other factors govern how fast files are transferred both locally on a single machine or ...
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How to transfer files via infrared on Linux?

I know this is a way too old technology but I've got some files inside a very old cellphone that I need to transfer to a very old computer. So far my Infrared USB device works well, it's detected by ...
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File transfer tools for linux with support of zero-copy transfer

Are there small and simple file transfer tools for Linux, which can use "zero-copy" style of transferring files from HDD (SSD) to tcp socket, and back? I want to often send huge amount of ...
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pscp: how to copy a file from a windows machine to a non-home location on another windows machine?

I want to copy a file from C:\temp on MachineA to C:\final on MachineB. I tried to use the following command, but it gave me an error (permission denied): C:\PROGRA~1\putty\pscp.exe -i ...
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Extremely slow wireless file transfer on specific computer

I have a Linksys E4300 router which works great. I bought an HTPC with a Gigabyte E350N and plugged a TP-LINK TL-WN723N. The HTPC is about 5mts from the router and without any wall in the middle. The ...
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Sending file to computer via bluetooth results in “connection failed” error

This was working fine a weeks ago, but now when I try to send a file to my computer from my phone via bluetooth, it results in "Connection failed." I noticed that if I look in the GNOME Bluetooth ...
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How to speed up data transfer between Portable HD and NAS (QNAP)?

I am trying to transfer data from a Western Digital USB2 Drive to a QNAP TS-212E. I am transfering the data between the portable HD and the NAS using rsync (see following command). rsync -v -r -h ...
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Win7 -> Linux cannot seem to copy large file without errors

I have a 70 GB file I am trying to copy from a Windows 7 machine to a Linux Mint 16 machine over a network, and I don't seem to be able to get the MD5 sums to match afterwards. I've so far tried two ...
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sending very large amounts data (500GB-1.5TB) over the internet [duplicate]

I am a dutch student and performed research in Brazil. I would like to get my data which adds up to about 500GB (filtered) or 1.5 TB (total) to Holand. I have already send my hard drive but as customs ...
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Transfer speed systematic variance

I've been trying to copy a one single large file from my internal HDD to a USB drive. There's something strange I found: The speed kept constant to 5 MB/s and then at regular intervals went down ...
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File transfer via ethernet cable

I have read that ethernet cable (normal, not cross-over) transfer is faster than normal USB transfer, and I'm trying to do just that – transferring from Windows 7 to Windows 8. However, after turning ...
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Moving files between C: drive and virtual machiene

I have set up a shared folder to transfer files between my virtual machine and my desktop. The shared folder is set to everyone and under the Virtualbox - settings - shared folders I can see the ...
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Below what network speed should I be using compression for an rsync transfer?

I'm transferring some files from a remote server. The speeds for the transfer are abysmal (~1 MBps), and have got me thinking about optimizing the transfer for speed. At what network speed does it ...
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How to transfer files between two computers in the same LAN?

I have to copy the whole disk to another computer in the same LAN (they're connected via wifi, however I could connect them with an ethernet cable). What's the best way to transfer files? I need to ...
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Verifying the integrity of a file that has been transfered from an unreliable medium

I am attempting to transfer a very large amount of home video files to / from an external 1 TB hard drive. this hard drive was bought from walmart for $70 and is the biggest headache i have ever ...
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Windows 8.1 wont copy or move files to external HDD

I don't know what happened because it used to work perfectly but now I can't copy or move files TO the drive (can still copy them from it to windows) the drive is not corrupt or anything and can be ...
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How do I transfer a partition to a smaller partition on a different computer (windows 7)

I want to move data between two laptops. The source is a dying windows 7 machine, with one partition being windows 7, and one partition being user data. The destination is a donated, older laptop, ...
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web interface for server-to-server file transfer [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to transfer files between two servers. I currently ssh into one server and use rsync inside a screen session to initiate a transfer from the other host. This works, but I'm ...
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Cannot boot from primary hard drive when second hard drive is installed

Firstly, a bit of background: My 7 year-old laptop recently died, and I have now bought myself a PC. I want to transfer my files from the old laptop hard drive to the new one inside the PC. To do ...
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Secure file transfer: VPN vs SFTP

We have a client who needs to transfer small, secure data files between customer sites and a central server. They wanted us to develop an application for them that would make use of a VPN to send the ...
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Error codes when trying to manually backup iPod

I'm attempting to backup all of the music from my 80GB iPod Classic to my Windows Vista computer. My old computer (originally linked to this iPod with a backed up copy of all music) died on me, so ...
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Very erratic file transfer speeds in Windows 8.1

This may not have anything to do with the OS but here are the results of copying the same 20GB file between two internal SSDs and over the network. For internal disk transfers, the peak followed by ...
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Sending very big files to someone? [closed]

I want to sent 4GB+ files to someone, preferably directly. We are currently trying skype but this seems to not reach our maximum potential up/down speed by a long shot and is stuck at 172MB after 30 ...
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When moving files to my NAS, the file move dialog doesn't show progress. Why?

I have a Synology DS1513+ NAS that has a shared folder exposed (I think it's using CIFS). I'm moving files from a HDD on my local machine to the NAS. For some reason the dialog doesn't show any ...
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Download same file using different computers by complementing each other.

If I have downloaded a big file about 50 percent from work PC, can I continue to download the rest from home without repeating the already downloaded parts. I use Chrome on both the computers.
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Tab Completion Broken on SCP with OpenSSH 1:6.2p2-6ubuntu0.1

Here is my scenario: I want to transfer ~/foo.txt to a server aoneill@bar. I start typing in my command line: aoneill@aoneill-Laptop:~$ scp fo At this point I hit <tab> to complete the file ...
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scp from remote server to local computer?

Ok, very very basic and simple question, but I'm a bit confused. After ssh'ing to remote server, I want to transfer a file back to my computer... The syntax is simple, of course: scp ./foo ...
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Batch or VBS to log transfer file type & paths from file share

Would anyone know how to record/write a log based on what the user has transferred from a file share?. I know I could use Wireshark, but all I need to do is write a line to the log everytime the ...
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Simultaneously use different network devices for different purposes

I have a "desktop server" that I only use for external storage, distcc and a virtual pentest lab. I primarily use a laptop. Both are currently connected to an asus tomato router over wifi. I don't ...
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Accidental broken file transfer - merge separated directories?

I'm using an online service which is transferring files (TBs) between two servers. I accidentally moved one of the directories on the destination drive, and a new one was created with the continuing ...
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How can I copy a big file from one Windows machine to another limiting speed transfer?

Because of traffic reasons I am not able to transfer big files inside my network, unfortunatelly, I need to do such thing everyday. I usually transfer these files by coping and pasting from my ...
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Portable HD transfer speed decelerates to 0 KB

I have a western digital 2 TB portable HD. My laptop is running windows 8.1. I'm having trouble transferring files from on to the other. On occassion transferring files works fine but sometimes I see ...
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Automatic transfer large files between 2 sites behind fire walls

I thought this will have an answer on this site, but after some searching I couldn't find anything useful. Here is my situation. I want to setup an automatic way to transfer some backup from one ...
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Delay in FTP when transferring to a network storage

I'm having trouble with an FTP server, the FTP server is running on CentOS. The FTP server being used is VSftpd 2.0.5 ( I believe this is the default server that was installed with CentOS ). Prior to ...
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Deliberately throttle network file transfer speed (Windows Explorer)

I want to transfer a large amount of data between Sydney and Perth (opposite sides of Australia), using Windows Explorer, and network drives, in a Windows Server terminal services session. I don't ...
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Is system drive involved when transferring files between external sources?

I often transfer files from my external HDD to my USB flash drive. Sometimes I use my computer which has the OS in the SSD and sometimes the other computer with the OS in HDD. Are these file ...
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How move/copy files work in OS?

As the title asks, how in detail do they work? This question is often on my mind because I could not find a good article that explains how it works in detail. The questions is: How does the OS ...
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How can I transfer photos and files from Nokia 2760?

I need to transfer files from an old Nokia 2760 to another device. I connect the phone via Bluetooth with a notebook and an Android smartphone, but I have not find the solution. Many of these ...
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How can I transfer files from Window 8 to Windows 7 (since Easy Transfer won't work)?

I am trying to transfer files from my Acer Windows 8 computer to my new Gateway laptop with Windows 7. I have finally learned that Easy Transfer program will not work in this direction. Please ...