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

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Is it possible to copy files between 2 network drives directly?

My understanding is, if I copy one or more files between two network drives (remote PCs), the transfer will be routed via my local PC. So if I were to then shutdown my PC before the copy completes, ...
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Transfer of Data and Programs to and from VMs on Windows 10 Laptops

I currently have two laptops running Windows 10, one of which is in the process of bricking hence the need. Both laptops have on them VirtualBoxes running versions of Ubuntu, the dying laptop version ...
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Is it possible to use the Linux CLI to move and rename duplicates at the same time?

I'd like to know if it's possible to move/copy files using the command line and automatically rename conflicting files? I scoured the forums and found different suggestions but none of them worked. So ...
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Can you find the actual amount of data downloaded in a file, which it's still downloading?

I'm downloading a 5.28GB .bak file from Azure Storage Explorer. The Size on disk shows as 5.28 GB (5,672,402,944 bytes) but the file isn't downloaded yet. I can't see a %'age download in Azure Storage ...
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Give access to laptop's internal HDD to other Windows users

I replaced my laptops HDD with SSD, I have tons of data on that HDD and I use that drive as external backup, I tried to access it from Windows 7 PC and I had no problems, here is picture how ...
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Web interface for SFTP server

An SFTP client such as CuteFTP or Filezilla provides a rich user interface for an SFTP server. These are clients that are installed locally on the user's PC. Instead of a client installed at the user'...
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Windows Server network card transferring files at 100 Mb/s on the LAN

I was transferring a file over my local network, from a Windows Server to an Hyper-V Server. The Windows Server has a Gigabit Ethernet network card, and the Hyper-V Server a Gigabit too. When ...
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CyberDuck S3 folder transfer fails

I have a Yandex Cloud S3-compatible object storage, mostly I use it's web GUI or boto3 Python library through my app. Recently I found CyberDuck app, and it seems really cool & handy, also it is ...
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Does my file get corrupted if my flashdisk disconnect when moving file?

I was moving file from my hard disk to my flash disk using the "cut" option , and then suddenly and accidentally plugged out the flash disk. Is my data on my hard drive safe or it is ...
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Why do subsequent copy operations for the same file and destination get slower (windows)

I am writing a little test suite to compare the speed of different file copy techniques. I have a number of different methods that I want to test and I run each test 5 times with a 500ms break between ...
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How to upload very large files to FTP server with pause and resume? Similar to Rsync

I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to upload files to an FTP server with a pause / resume feature. Also, more importantly, I'm looking for a tool that might help with handling an issue ...
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Strange network speed limiting on Windows 10 to specific server

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 20.04 from which I often transfer files using WinSCP with the SFTP protocol. I noticed that my download speed is always limited to around 800KB/s. I tested the connection ...
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Low speed file transfer from USB flash drive to SSD, but high speed to HDD

I have two notebooks running Windows 10, one with SSD storage and another with HDD storage. When I transfer files from a USB flash drive to SSD the highest speed is about 5 Mbps and the same files ...
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Mac OneDrive migration extremely slow - 100 mb/hour

I've finally gotten around to Cloud storage (OneDrive), and am adding all the files on my 2019 MacBook Pro to the OneDrive folder. It is about 70 GB worth of data and contains 140,000 files. The ...
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How to use rsync include and exclude to capture distributed set of files?

I'm trying to backup a machine using rsync and after reading numerous SO QAs and the man pages, I'm still failing to understand how include/exclude precedence works so I can transfer the right set of ...
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Copying a large file in parts from a NAS to a backup location?

i have a backup of a 500GB veracrypt container on my NAS (mounted via SMB). this NAS is dying right now, and i want to move all files to another storage. but i'm having a problem with this large file, ...
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Options for setting up a secure file transfer server

I need to set up a http server (which will have a valid ssh certificate) for securily sharing files between a company and many clients, with the following criterias: each client will have their own ...
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zmodem crashing with large files over TCP

I'm attempting to send files to a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ from a Windows 10 PC using a UART-WiFi bridge; the Pi is connected to the UART side, the PC connects to the bridge via WiFi. The bridge ...
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Filezilla 3.50.0 fails where earlier version works (Could not connect to server)

I got a new machine; installed the latest Filezilla (3.50.0). Now I can't make the new version connect to my web site. Meanwhile, my old machine's Filezilla (3.15.0.2) still connects without a problem....
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On Windows10, do files transit through systemA when from Windows systemA I initiate a file copy from \\systemB\c$\folder1 to \\systemB\c$\folder2

Do files transit through systemA when from Windows systemA I initiate a file copy from \systemB\c$\folder1 to \systemB\c$\folder2? It's not a big deal when files are small and not numerous, but ...
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Easy file transfer for big files?

I need to transfer a big file (2.4 GB) to another person over internet. The recipient doesn't want to (or can't?) install any new software to the PC. I googled what are the preferred methods nowadays ...
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Need to transfer a large folder to OneDrive — what are my options?

I have a folder on a local disk that has about 1TB of data that I need to transfer to a OneDrive folder. Synching it up through a OneDrive folder on the same computer does not seem to be a practical ...
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Keep Ubuntu installations across multiple systems equal

Is there a way to have lets say to computers running Ubuntu, and every time I install something to one system, it somehow syncs up with a server, as to what was installed, and as soon as i start the ...
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Sharing data from Windows Server 2012-r2 to any PC

I am using a Windows Server 2012 R2 to learn a little bit more about programming. I occasionally have some data on the server I would like to share with a family member, but I don't want him logging ...
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Show total progress on rsync

I'm trying to get Rsync to show total progress of the job using rsync -a -v -h -i --partial -r --no-inc-recursive --info=progress2 alex@RemoteLocation LocalLocation But I think it doesn't explore ...
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SSH file transfer between two PCs via a third one

I have two file storage boxes (synology aka Box1 and openmediavault aka Box 2) which are quite locked down and I only access them via SSH to read and write files. I now want to transfer files from ...
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How to connect PC and iPhone through WiFi (FTP, etc.)?

I live in a building with one internet connection but every apartment has its own router. The internet works fine in all my devices (PCs, laptops, phones, etc.), but when I try to connect my iPhone ...
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Transferring Individual Emails Between Mail Hosts

I am so hacked off with Win10 'Mail' (and Mailbird) that I have resurrected my old Win7 computer with Windows Live Mail and gone back to that (if it ain't broke, don't fix it!). I will just run both ...
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Different File after uploading via FTP

As the title say, when I upload a file (in my case an encrypted jar) via FTP on my server (running Ubuntu 20.04) and try to download it, some bytes of the jar seems to be changed (so also the relative ...
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How to check if files on two differents computers are identical using checksum in a shell script?

I want to do a shell script doing this checksum verification. But it is the first time I write one. I use double authentification key to connect automatically the two computers Input : directory and ...
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Is extracting files from a zip archive faster than copying files from the same archive?

Say we have a .zip archive with some number of files inside. Previously, I've opened the archive (and the folder of the same name inside, why do they always do that?) and dragged the files to another ...
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When copying files, windows tries to delete files already present, how do I stop this?

I have a trail camera with a video I want to move to my PC. On the PC are some other trail cam videos recorded on other days. When I try to move the new video over to the folder on the PC, either ...
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Why do all the Linux ISOs I try to download seem to fail mid-transfer lately?

I've sat here for hours upon hours, repeatedly trying to download the ISO for Linux Mint from numerous of its mirrors. Servers from all over the world. They all stop halfways (not literally exactly ...
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How can I incrementally copy large files off a failing drive?

I have a external, powered hard drive consisting of multi-GB video files. I believe it is likely somewhere in the process of failing. Current behavior is several minutes between connection and the OS ...
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Copy only the most-recently-modified files from Finder search results, preserving directory structure/hierarchies on macOS?

I found results for similar variations of this question, but none that really provided a solution for my specific case. I have a lot of preset files with a specific extension (.tfx) on a backup drive. ...
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Reducing Command Priority: Robocopy Slows System

How can I prevent Robocopy from slowing other processes to a near standstill? I have a Windows 10 batch file running Robocopy, once per hour, to mirror one drive and to copy changed files on another ...
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What causes Robocopy to fail copying a file at 33.8%?

I was copying 50 files from my Plex Server to an external hard drive plugged to my Gaming PC via my Local Network and 1 file failed to copy at 33.8 % after a couple of tries Robocopy ignored it at 33....
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Is a file transfer speed of 1-1.5 MB/s on a Raspberry Pi via Ethernet expected speed? Is there anything I can do to speed up file transfers?

Within a wired gigabit LAN network, I am getting only 1-1.5 MB/s (not Mbps) transfer speeds to/from a Raspberry Pi 3 (Raspberry Pi OS ver 5.4) from a laptop client. Is this to be expected and any ...
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Is there a way to easily transfer files from a Mac to a PC and vice versa via router?

My household has an iMac (Big Sur 11.1) and a Windows laptop (Windows 10). I regularly need to transfer big files from one machine to the other. These files are often pretty big (e.g., more than 10 GB)...
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FileZilla Critical file transfer error

I use FileZilla to transfer my images to my hosting server. This error appears all the time Status: Starting upload of M:\LMG Jewellery\Images to upload\Lot 5 images\PJSMGSNK1455WL20.PT03.jpg ...
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How to reconstruct the same directory and file structure and copypaste into other drive given the path to file urls in a notepad

I have around 2k png files located in different paths. I have all their path urls for example T:\Pets\PNG1, T:\Pets\Dog\PNG2, T:\Birds\PNG3 in a notepad. So how do I reconstruct the same directory and ...
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copy big file to multiple locations at the same time

I am trying to use a CMD command prompt to copy a big file (1.5G) from one location to multiple destinations at the same time. Is there a way to do this using COPY/XCOPY etc? I haven't been able to ...
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MP4 file on hard drive plays fine but won't copy

I have several MP4 files on an external hard drive that I am trying to transfer to a NAS. Of several hundred files that were copied successfully, only 1 won't copy, it copies about 14% then the ...
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Why does Windows' “Pause” option when moving/copying files take so long to work?

I have just bought a Samsung T7 1 TB SSD and am trying to move ~200 GB of data on to it from my laptop's internal SSD. I stupidly tried to do this with File Explorer's built-in move capabilities ...
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How do I transfer user (documents, music, etc) files from a replaced windows 10 harddisk

I have replaced the system disk in a laptop with a new SSD and put a clean install of Windows 10 on the laptop. I have the old harddisk connected ver a converter to a USB port and can see the User ...
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How to save file to a “virtual local drive” and have the data streamed to a remote drive?

(This is for Windows computers.) So, the reason why I need this is not really relevant, but generally speaking... I have a program which takes a long time to generate a huge file (like 100's of GB). I ...
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How can I transfer multiple files+folders at once from the Acrobat app on iPadOS 13 or 14 to Windows 7?

How can I transfer multiple files+folders at once from the Acrobat app on iPadOS 13 or 14 to Windows 7? The latest version of iTunes doesn't work on Microsoft Windows 7. I tried to an older version ...
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Is copying a lot of files bad for the CPU or computer in any way?

I'm using my laptop to copy a couple of harddrives to other harddrives. My laptop will probably be crunching through 20 TB of data... I'm wondering if this will affect my CPU long term in any way. And ...
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Breaking silos with Web APIs - mounting middleware as files with FUSE?

In our projects we need a lot of different middleware solutions for keeping files in one source of truth. Files need to uploaded via Web GUIs or emailed and they get "siloed" on the cloud of ...
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In a Windows network environment how is a file transferred between two nodes when the transfer is initiated from a third?

We have a Windows workstation that is starting a transfer from one server-based network share to another on a different server. They are on different internal subnets. I assumed that the protocols ...

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