I need to copy data from one server to another however the only median we have is a small HDD. What is the best way to split up the data and merge it back on the other end without creating archives as the first server is full?

  • Are you sure that is the only possible solution? What about via the network? Is physically removing the drive a possible solution? Or maybe temporarily adding another drive to use during archiving? – heavyd Oct 30 '14 at 5:22
  • @heavyd Sorry, none of those are possible for this job – Funky Oct 30 '14 at 5:23
  • What OS are you using? Is it one file, or many files? If you are comfortable with Linux boot up an Ubuntu live-cd on each computer, and use netcat to send the file over a lan cable. Destination: netcat -l 1234 > "/folder/file.file". Source: netcat 1234 < "/folder/file.file". Substitute values obviously. This would save you having to do any splitting, but if you're doing more than one file it will be a pain. – Robin Hood Oct 30 '14 at 6:28

You haven't specified your operating system, which makes this question harder to answer.

However, HJSplit is a GUI file splitter/joiner available for Windows/Linux.
For the Linux/Unix command line, there's also split, which can be rejoined with cat. Usage instructions with an example are available on the Wikipedia page here.

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