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Author Topic: Moving files from USB HDD to NAS  (Read 3322 times)

Bomster

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Moving files from USB HDD to NAS
« on: May 11, 2011, 07:26:31 AM »

Hi there,

I'm really new to 'NASing'. I bought the device to back up all of my data, which is saved on 3 different external hard drives. I was wondering if there is any way I can just plug my USB HDD into the back of my NAS, and then transfer all the data directly, as it's taking forever doing it any other way.

Thanks in advance.
Tom
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Bomster

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Re: Moving files from USB HDD to NAS
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 07:28:08 AM »

By the way, I am on firmware 1.10 if that has any relevance.
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dosborne

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Re: Moving files from USB HDD to NAS
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 08:21:27 AM »

There is, but it requires running third party scripts. Google "dns-323 ffp". You can telnet into the DNS323 and mount the USB drive then copy the files.

Out of the box, the USB port only supports printers.
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3 x DNS-323 with 2 x 2TB WD Drives each for a total of 12 TB Storage and Backup. Running DLink Firmware v1.08 and Fonz Fun Plug (FFP) v0.5 for improved software support.

Bomster

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Re: Moving files from USB HDD to NAS
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 01:10:11 PM »

I really am finding this tough. I have installed the fun plug succesfully, but I just haven't an 'effing clue hpow to mount and copy all the files over? Could really do with some help on this one..
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dosborne

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Re: Moving files from USB HDD to NAS
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 01:45:47 PM »

The DLink forum is not the polite place to discuss FFP :)

As for mounting and formating, try this link
http://www.horto.ca/?p=27

Once mounted, it is simply a matter of running the copy command 'cp' with appropriate parameters. Type 'cp --help' or google 'linux cp' for more information.
Usage: cp [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST
  or:  cp [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY
  or:  cp [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...
Copy SOURCE to DEST, or multiple SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.

example
cp -pR /mnt/HD_a2/[path] /mnt/usb
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3 x DNS-323 with 2 x 2TB WD Drives each for a total of 12 TB Storage and Backup. Running DLink Firmware v1.08 and Fonz Fun Plug (FFP) v0.5 for improved software support.

Bomster

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Re: Moving files from USB HDD to NAS
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 02:06:24 PM »

Thanks for your response. Sorry, I didn't realise I was being impolite, like I said I'm really new to all this stuff. Is there another forum that you know of that may be better suited for me on this topic? Thanks
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dosborne

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Re: Moving files from USB HDD to NAS
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 03:35:49 PM »

Is there another forum that you know of that may be better suited for me on this topic?
Google "dns-323 ffp".
http://forum.dsmg600.info
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3 x DNS-323 with 2 x 2TB WD Drives each for a total of 12 TB Storage and Backup. Running DLink Firmware v1.08 and Fonz Fun Plug (FFP) v0.5 for improved software support.