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Transfer files directly from internal HDD to USB connected external drive?
07-12-2011, 07:03 AM
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Transfer files directly from internal HDD to USB connected external drive?
Hey guys,

I'm trying to find the best way to backup all of the data I have on my PCH-C200's internal hard drive. This is roughly 600GB of video files and 150GB of music files.

I have the PCH mapped as a network drive on my computer with Windows, and I also have the ability to see the drive with an FTP client. The problem is, I'm working over a wireless home network (wired is not practical at this time), and performing my backup of roughly 750GB of data is taking for-evvvvv-er.

Since my backup destination is an external USB hard drive, and since the PCH has USB ports, would it be possible to initiate a backup or transfer of all hard drive files, directly to the backup drive, working with the PCH's hardware only (no network activity)?

Or will the hardware / windows software be smart enough to recognize that both of the source and destination are local to each other and work directly with each other, even if it's initiated by a third party computer (my windows machine)?

Or, maybe there's a better way of doing this altogether of which I am unaware? How do you guys backup your media?

Thank you,
Eric
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07-12-2011, 07:35 AM
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RE: Transfer files directly from internal HDD to USB connected external drive?
hi , there r many ways to do this . 2 easy ways

1 . plug in USB drive , find what what u want to BUP on the internal drive , use the "filemode" button on the PCH remote to "copy and paste"
from internal to external USB (not sure what speed this runs at)

2. plug in slave USB cable from c200 to pc , plug in USB external HDD into pc and "copy and paste" from within windows
note:-u may have a EXT3 internal drive which is another issue by it self. (approx 11Mbs speed) will take 9 hours

hope this helps a bit
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07-12-2011, 11:30 AM
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RE: Transfer files directly from internal HDD to USB connected external drive?
There is no USB Slave on the C200.

You would need to connect the HDD via an enclosure or similar to the PC.

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07-12-2011, 03:18 PM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2011 03:20 PM by touch.)
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RE: Transfer files directly from internal HDD to USB connected external drive?
Another way – due to fact that internal PCH copy command is slowest that direct linux command, and, for my opinion, it’s much easy to work and check what and how you doing – it’s telnet from PC.
You can connect the HDD to USB, and from PC connect to PCH by telnet and use the linux commands like:
telnet PCH-C200

# change directory to the root folder
cd /.
# this command would show you the right drive names
ls –ltrdFAh *
# correct the drive names below and copy all data "*", or spcific files "file*"
cp –r ./share/* ./USB_DRIVE_A-1/.
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07-12-2011, 05:29 PM
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RE: Transfer files directly from internal HDD to USB connected external drive?
Another simple way is to use the FXP function of the FTP service in the PCH.

Start the FTP service in the PCH setup menu.

Use an FXP enabled FTP client (I use FTP Rush which is free).

These give you 2 'explorer windows'. Connect to the PCH in both left & right windows. One browse to your USB drive. The other browse to your internal drive.

Drag files and folders between the windows at will.

The advantage of FXP over normal FTP is that it bypasses your computer. It gets the servers to log into each other (in this case the PCH is connecting to itself). This way they communicate directly and should be at pretty much full speed.

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12-03-2011, 01:56 PM
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RE: Transfer files directly from internal HDD to USB connected external drive?
Can someone help me with getting FXP transfers to work in the way described above. I keep getting an error that i've exceeded the number of connected users and it keeps disconnecting.

I'm using FTP Rush and i'm trying to transfer between two internal hardrives in a C200.
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01-02-2012, 04:24 PM (This post was last modified: 01-02-2012 04:43 PM by diogobm.)
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RE: Transfer files directly from internal HDD to USB connected external drive?
(07-12-2011 05:29 PM)Rom Wrote:  Another simple way is to use the FXP function of the FTP service in the PCH.

Start the FTP service in the PCH setup menu.

Use an FXP enabled FTP client (I use FTP Rush which is free).

These give you 2 'explorer windows'. Connect to the PCH in both left & right windows. One browse to your USB drive. The other browse to your internal drive.

Drag files and folders between the windows at will.

The advantage of FXP over normal FTP is that it bypasses your computer. It gets the servers to log into each other (in this case the PCH is connecting to itself). This way they communicate directly and should be at pretty much full speed.

Hello, I have managed to set up rush, to set up via telnet so that my ftp directory allows me to view external HDD, but when I set a file/folder to transfer, it instantaneously get a failed transfer... I get a failed attempt from PC to NMT, from PC to USB via NMT, from NMT to USB... any ideas?

thanks in advance,

Diogo
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