# How can I transfer a large number of big files over local network with pause/resume support? [closed]

My MacBook has about 400GB of files (videos, music, documents, etc.) that I need to transfer to a Windows PC over my local network. My router is semi-disfunctional, though, so every so often it stops working and I have to unplug it and plug it back in.

How can I copy the files so that the transfer will resume after the network connection has been reestablished? Will FTP/SSH/SMB work, if I have the right type of client? It would also be nice if I could resume the transfer when I reboot one of the machines while I'm transferring, too.

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## closed as off topic by Ward, EEAA, mdpc, Shane Madden♦, Chris S♦Feb 27 '12 at 20:39

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You want rsync over SSH. Look at using --partial.