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i need a way in ubuntu to sync like 1tb of files from a NAS to a local harddrive, connected by ethernet (directly). any suggestions? it should include a progress bar, that's why 'cp' isn't the right thing!

thank you

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

use rsync it does provide progress information with the --progress switch although it is not a progress bar.

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well, progress information is fine. it's just important that i see that something is happening. – Tronic Jul 28 '10 at 11:25

cp -v certainly gives you a clue that something is happening. Fro a whole disk or folder tree : cp -dpRv

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