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Is there a faster way to back up a 3TB NAS?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 18:04
Totally wrong way to do that. It should never be copying enough files to take that long so it is obviously recopying ALL the files. You should look at Rsync for Windows, but it is a Linux program ported to Windows. so you need to runit on a machine that will be running when most machines are quiet.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 21:50
Robocopy would be a good place to start. It is a much faster copy process. I am unclear about how you are doing this: you say the backup is a USB drive but that the NAS doesn't support USB? ... Most NAS devices have the ability to connect additional drives, usually by eSATA or USB. The other possibility might be to take the HDD out of the 2nd device and install it directly into the first one as a second drive? Unfortunately, you didn't tell us which model(s) of device(s) you have. You might conceivably pull the HDDs out of both of those devices and connect them in a desktop and copy one over to the other that way. You could also install those drives in an old desktop and turn the desktop into a Linux based NAS.

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