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What is the most efficient and reliable method for transfering/copying a large number of files from one external hard drive to another? [duplicate]

I have an NTFS external hard drive with ~300GB of data on it, and I'd like to be able to start writing to this drive without having to use any third-party software or other hacks/workarounds. I've ...
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Using rsync to backup

I currently back up the contents of an external hard drive A by (1) deleting everything in the destination external hard drive B and (2) copying everything from A to B (in Finder). The external hard ...
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Where in the file system are iPhoto pictures located?

I have a friend who's hard drive died on their Mac Mini. I have removed the hard drive and placed it in external drive enclosure. I have a trick that may give me 5-10 good minutes with the drive ...
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Migrate a Time Machine backup in terminal

/Volumes/Original_Time_Machine is no longer being backed up to, but contains old backups that I want to keep. /Volumes/New_Time_Machine_Archive is an empty partition Both of these are on separate ...
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copyfile errors and dot files using rsync

I read @SwisherSweet's question of the fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another, along with @GrahamMiln's excellent answer. I'm in a similar situation where I ...
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Multi threaded file copy?

Windows os has tools to spin off multiple threads for copying files: RichCopy, Robocopy or vXCopy. I was wondering if there exists a method or tool to copy a lot (thousands) of small files/...
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Using rsync to copy data from one Drobo (NTFS) to another Drobo (Mac OS Extended (Journaled))

I have been using Windows 2008 in Parallels on my Mac Server to serve up files to my Windows clients on the network with a USB attached Drobo (NTFS). Now I want to move these files to my Mac Drobo (...
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Terminal App: What comes after connection?

I want to use an SSH connection to upload large photo files to a server. FTP taking 10 minutes per photo. Someone suggested SSH; I have managed to get the computer connected to the server, but I don'...
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How do I transfer files fast over two network shares?

I have two shares (A, B) on the same volume on a synology NAS. I'm have the two shares mounted in finder, but when copying or moving files it takes forever, even with SMB3 on. I can of course use ...
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Copy not possible from ssd to another ssd

We want to move 30GB of data located on a 128GB ssd to another 120gb ssd. This is not possible as disk utility says that /dev/disk2s2 doesn't have enough space. The data we want to copy is os x ...