1 TB data copy

Joshua Isom jrisom at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 11:53:03 PDT 2007

On Oct 12, 2007, at 7:23 AM, Monah Baki wrote:

> Hi all,
> We have a windows 2003 server and 1 freebsd 6.2 server. The 2003 server
> supports USB 1 while the freebsd supports usb 2.
> We went and purchased an external 1 TB usb 2 harddrive.
> Our objective is to copy 700GB worth of data from the windows to the 
> freebsd
> server then take the external harddive to a remote client who runs 
> windows
> 2003 and then copy the data back to the windows server.
> The throughput of copying the data from windows to the usb attached to 
> it
> was ridiculous, more than 12 hours to copy 60GB of data.
> I tried copying a 1GB file from windows to the usb attached to the 
> freebsd
> and it took less than 5 minutes, but ofcourse when I tried to mount the
> usb back to the windows box I could not see the 1GB file that I copied.
> How can use the freebsd as the destination copy since it has a much 
> better
> throughput and at the same time have the windows box see the 600GB file
> that was copied once I attach the usb harddrive to it.
> Thanks
> BSD Networking, Microsoft Notworking
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The fastest approach would likely be to use Samba to transfer the files 
between the computers and then backup onto the usb drive from FreeBSD.  
But it'd help to use gigabit ethernet cards too.

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