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I have a big directory that takes about 600GB with tens of thousands files. I need to synchronize it with my Qnap NAS. I tries BitTorrent Sync, but speed is very slow and it will take about a month for such transfer. Speed is about 10KB per second. If I copy it over AFP from my Mac the speed is about 50MB per second. Can I copy it over AFP and say for BitTorrent that these files are synced and same? If no, is there any other faster ways of syncing?

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Getting the initial copy is the hard part, perhaps an external drive and sneakernet is best. Then you should consider rsync for keeping it up-to-date. Rsync may even be a good option for the initial sync too.

  • I'd go with rsync too. – big_bum Aug 23 '15 at 21:08
  • +1 for rsync. Bittorrent sync is overkill when you're only transferring data in one direction and on the same network. Plus it's a closed source product. rsync will always be free. – Gene Aug 23 '15 at 21:55

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