Transferring files from NAS to Linux

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Transferring files from NAS to Linux

#1 Post by LinuxBeginner »

Hi all

I am setting up a Linux media server and have approximately 1.5 Tb of data on a 2 Tb drive from a DNS 321 NAS that I want to transfer across to the media server. The NAS drive has no USB ports - what is the best way to do this? Can it be done easily? What information is required in order to answer the question(s)? The 2 Tb drive will just be a data drive in the server, so is all I need to do change the file system?

As you can see, I'm completely new to this, but in my defense, I'm really good at other things :lol:

Thanks in advance for your help, and for an excellent piece of software


The server will be running Ubuntu 12.04

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Re: Transferring files from NAS to Linux

#2 Post by cgrenier »

The easiest way to be able to access both the NAS and the destination from your computer and copy/paste the files.
Advanced user would probably use rsync in command line to synchronize the content between the two storages.