sudo fdisk -l :
will give me this following output.
Disk /dev/sdc: 4000.8 GB, 4000787029504 bytes 256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 484501 cylinders, total 7814037167 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 33553920 bytes Disk identifier: 0x1ca6469a Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 1 4294967295 2147483647+ ee GPT Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary. WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdd'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512) Disk /dev/sdd: 3000.6 GB, 3000592977920 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 45600 cylinders, total 732566645 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdd1 1 51205 204820 ee GPT /dev/sdd2 51206 732533871 2929930664 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
I want to transfer data from device mounted on /dev/sdd2 to /dev/sdc2 and data is around 400 - 600GB. What is the best method to processs and transfer this file.
My destination disk is not empty and I need to move this amount of data every three days.
- Zipping and unzipping takes too much time
- I am yet to try rsync, would like your reviews
- I am using 2 USB 3.0 ports for both the hard disks. Should I NOT connect them to a hub to make it faster?
Is there any other efficient way of transferring these files?