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I am currently working on backing up an inactive users data from a server. The data is roughly 7tb. For the backup task, I have two four TB drives.

So what is a reasonable way to move the data into the two drives?

I thought of creating a single volume spanning the two, but for archival purposes keeping them independent seems better.

  • I think rsync is a nice idea, since when a file is successfully copied, it can remove it from the source directory. unix.stackexchange.com/questions/78375/… – Konstantinos Mar 10 '15 at 16:35
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    Yup. Rsync is a neat tool. I used it with ncdu to find then folders under 3.6TB and moved them to disks. – feverDream Mar 10 '15 at 19:24

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