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Questions tagged [transfer]

The process of moving data from one location to another, such as copying files over a network or to an external device.

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DejaDup - Warnings after transferring Ubuntu to a new disk

I seem to have a small but annoying problem with DejaDup. I recently moved my entire Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation to a larger SSD unit. In order to do that I used the command dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/...
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(SOLVED) Really slow file transfer from Ubuntu 18.04 to USB 2.0 pendrives

Everytime I send files (almost 1-2GB movies) to my parents' pendrives I'm about to fall asleep. It's not pendrives fault because the other Windows laptop transfers at a fair USB 2.0 speed... I always ...
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How can I create simple upload interface with html (and possibly bash)?

I'm trying to share files quickly between 2 of my Ubuntu PCs (on the same network). So instead of doing scp everytime, I installed webfsd (lighter than apache) on both computers. Whenever I need to ...
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File transfer between partitions extremely slow Kubuntu 18.04

I have a problem when transferring data from one ext4 (/dev/sda2, mounted on /) partition to another ntfs (/dev/sda4, mounted on /data) inside the same physical disk (/dev/sda). It does not matter ...
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Transferring stuff from one computer to another

I just got a new laptop and I'm wanting to transfer (preferably everything) from my old one to the new one. The old one is running Lubuntu 18.04 64 bit and the new one is running the exact same. I ...
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Is it possible to transfer old LibreOffice user profile to the new version of LO 6.x?

I like to install the new Lubuntu and need to decide which version of LibreOffice I shall install on that. It seem the LO 6x is different in architecture, my old user-profile is from Version: 4.4.7.2
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Newbie with iPod music problem

Apple began to suck worse than normal. Around 13.10 began a series of failures. I saved some music on my iPhone. I need to move about 30 songs from the iPhone to my Ubunto 16.04. How do I move music ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Server Transfer Speeds: Limited to 11MB/s Over On Home Network

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 server that is being used as an HTPC and a file storage system between my Windows PCs on my home network. I have Samba installed so my Windows machines can see the server and ...
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Where are the configuration files for the Wire messenger app saved?

I like to move the configuration files of the Wire messenger app to a new install of Ubuntu. Where are they located?
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Transferring terabytes of data between two machines efficiently (samba and NFS mounts)

I need to transfer 15 TB of data from one machine to another machine and having failed several times during the past three weeks, I am out of options and do not know what to do. There are two ...
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Is there any program to push files to my Android phone?

I'm looking for an application on my Ubuntu desktop that will allow me to push files to my Android phone. Ideally, the syntax would be something like this: push2phone screenshot_1.jpg and my phone ...
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Access Windows 10 Shared Folder from Ubuntu 18.04

I would like to share files between Windows and Ubuntu. In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I could access shared folder on a Windows machine on my local network my navigating to Other locations in Files (Nautilus),...
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Connect Phone by USB Creates Open/Close Loop

I'm trying to transfer some files from my cell to my laptop. the Bluetooth is being a pain and keeps stalling and failing, so I'm trying the USB cable. That's being a problem too. I choose on my phone ...
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Show window for transfering and extracting files in KDE Plasma 5

Usually in DE's when you start copy files there window appear at center of screen (progress of copy process). But in Kubuntu 18.04 it only gonna be shown on notification area on the panel. It's ...
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Slow access to Android files on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 running on Android 7.0, i upgraded my os from 16.04.1 lts to 18.04 lts, and now when i plug my phone on my computer with my usb data cable, i barely can't access it.. When ...
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Why does a copied file have a different size?

When I copy files between two hard drives on the same Ubuntu 14.04 system, using the du -s command, I get different values. For an 11.3 GB files the original is 11015704 and the new is 11015628. The ...
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moving ubuntu from usb to hard drive

I installed ubuntu from a usb drive and it all went fine and is working well but i accidentally installed it ONTO the usb drive and now it needs to be plugged in all the time as that is where the os ...
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How to copy file from Ubuntu computer to remote box via SSH?

How to copy files from Ubuntu computer to remote box via SSH using SecureCRT utility? So I'm connected to media box via SSH, then cd to target folder: next how to copy file from computer into the ....
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ubuntu 16.04 bluetooth sending file Error: Unsupported Media Type [closed]

I transfered the file filename.gpx from Ubuntu 16.04 to mobile and get an error. In syslog I find: Mar 10 10:24:55 lipa obexd[2802]: Transfer(0x5584ded061b0) Error: Unsupported Media Type After that,...
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How to test transfer speed between a machine and a server

I have a machine workstation which has 8TB of data, and I'm connected to an smb server using IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx where I go to the finder (Nautilis) address bar and type smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx then it ...
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Regarding Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/: Command-line `mount -t “ntfs” -o

I have a 2TB Seagate Harddisk and during file transfer, the speed of transfer drastically reduces to 2 Mbps from say 150 Mbps. Why is this happening so..?? I tried to format my 2TB Hard disk ...
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Smart file copy with hard links

I might be getting a new backup hard drive to store all my files in the future, and will be transferring from my old one. But, the thing is that the old one has a lot of duplicate files which are hard ...
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How to slow down moving files / file transfer? (so the target disk is not that occupied)

I am using Ubuntu 17. I am moving files from SSD (also the system disk) to a HDD. However, at the same time, I need to browse and use files from the HDD - but moving files to the HDD slows the working ...
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Ubuntu /etc/apache2/conf-enabled upload files [duplicate]

/etc/apache2/conf-enabled Here I tried to upload my script (sstmx.conf) to my Ubuntu 16.04 server through WinSCP, but I got an error and I also tried these commands. sudo chmod g+x /etc/apache2/conf-...
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Decrease of transfer rate when copying large amount of data

I am using a Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS system (4.10.0-40-generic) with two HDD's and several partitions on each disk. When I copy data (<5GB) between the two disk I get a transfer rate around 70 MB/s. ...
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SVN does not transfer files larger than ~512 MB (OOM Killer)

I have moved a repository from one server to another. On the client, I have deleted the repository and I'm now trying to checkout from the new server again. This works fine for small files. I was ...
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Access data from second hard drive (bad seagate central unit)

Newbie to ubuntu and I am jumping into the deep end. I had a 3TB Seagate NAS that the failed, thankfully the drive is operational. My goal is to transfer the files from the drive to an external hard ...
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Ubuntu vs Windows file transfer on USB 3.0

I would like to understand what makes that a file transfer in Ubuntu, between two external drives, one NTFS one exFat, both on USB 3.0, reaches speeds over 100MB/sec while the exact same in Windows ...
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Transferring Data from old to new laptop for KOrganiser?

KOrganizer says simply in its' help file in order to import to choose File>Import>Import Calendar with then the possibility of creating a new calendar or of merging it. First I did an export from the ...
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How to change hardware for my Ubuntu server 16.04

Folks, I am looking for the easiest way to transfer my OS, without reinstalling everything from one machine to another. Ubuntu is running on a Asus PC with a 500G hard drive and I want it to run on a ...
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Slow copy speed from SSD to HDD [closed]

I have just installed Ubuntu on my media pc. It has an SSD as the OS drive and a 3TB Western Digital HDD from my previous windows machine and is formatted in NTFS. When I copy from the WD HDD to ...
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How to transfer data from a disk with block size 512 to larger one with block size 4096

Trying to copy 1.9 TB data from a raw disk to a larger one of 2.6 TB and then, at some point, the transaction stops due lack of space on destination disk. Did a research on that and found that this ...
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Xubuntu 17.04 bluetooth unable to transfer files (transfer settings grayed out), gnome-user-share not an option [duplicate]

Since upgrade to 17.04 I am unable to properly set-up receiving files via bluetooth, because in the "transfer settings" everything is grayed out. It used to work just fine before. What can be done to ...
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Why rsync is 2x faster than sftp?

I'm transferring huge files, over a network to a destination server, totaling ~ 67 GB with individual zip files of size ~ 7GB. I tried copying to the destination using both sftp and rsync. rsync ...
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Is it possible to browse the file system and download files from my laptop to my Android phone using bluetooth?

Is it possible to browse the files on the computer and download specific files using Bluetooth? I know already, of course, that I can download files from my laptop to my phone using Bluetooth. But I ...
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External harddisk problem

The question title is obviously not clear because I am not sure what is going on. I have a 1TB external HDD. I've always been using it on my old laptop. On my new laptop running Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 I ...
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16.04 - Copy Dialog disappears and nothing seems to work

I am in the middle of a massive file transfer. The file transfer window either never shows up or disappears when I move to another folder. I have tried everything to bring it back and no, i did not ...
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Transferring files over home network WiFi [duplicate]

I've got 2 PCs with Linux distributions installed (one has Ubuntu 17.04 the other Mint 17.3) and I'd like to know how to transfer files between one another over my WiFi-network. I would like to do ...
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Rhythmbox Android transfer error

I want to transfer my music and playlists from Rhythmbox to my Android phone, a Samsung A3, more specifically to its SD card. I followed recommendations I found on several websites. I created a Music ...
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Slow transfer speeds from external hard disk to laptop

I have a WD My Passport 2 TB, when I copy files from my PC to this hard disk (Windows 7, Seagate 2TB Barracuda HDD) I get speeds of about 100 MBps. But when I transfer files from the hard disk to my ...
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path problem with sftp [duplicate]

How is the command, if I want to copy a file from a remote computer (that is can reach via ssh) into my computer. I tried this sudo cp sftp://123.456.7.890/home/Documents/Software/example.linux64.tar....
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How can I copy data from an extended partition?

I am new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with three partitions: swap, root and home (extended). I want to copy my data (80GB) from the extended (/home) partition to an external HDD without ...
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Move images from computer to usb thumb drive from terminal window ubuntu

New to Ubuntu and would like clear instructions on how to copy files (images) from my ubuntu machine to a usb drive. I can see the drive using lsblk as sdb1. Do i need to mount and why do i need to do ...
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Is it normal to be slow copying files? [closed]

I have a problem when copying files in ubuntu. it starts great then it becomes slower and slower . Is this normal between volumes in the internal hard disk? do we have a better way to copy files ? ...
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Copying folder to NAS drive using terminal

Hello so I'm completely new to Ubuntu and I wanted to copy folders to my network drive. I understand how to copy files normally but I can't seem to copy over files to my network drive. sudo cp /home/...
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Search and copy files between drives

I am using ubuntu in installed on my external drive is there a way to transfer files between my native drive (Ubuntu - external drive) and in my windows drive (my laptop's drive)?
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Is Data Transfer between 2 Ubuntu Machines possible via USB-Cable?

I have two machines with Ubuntu 14.04, right next to each other. But no network ((W)LAN). Can I transfer data from one machine to the other via usb-cable? And if so, how?
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Any reason, why a data transfer from one external USB-3 disk to another external USB-3 disk may be slow?

although there are tons of questions regarding USB 3 transfer speeds, I will ask another one. The setup: I have two external hard disks used for data backup. Both are Transcend StoreJet, lsusb shows ...
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How do I compress, encrypt and transfer (sync) files to a remote server?

So far I have used rar to compress and encrypt files, then sent them via SFTP. Mostly for archiving purposes, like family photos and such. Photos are in monthly folders. Nothing super secret but not ...
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Can you tell SCP to cancel [as opposed to renaming] if file is present?

In order to help avoid generating errors, I need a way to stop an automated scp script to stop from overwriting files if they are already present on the remote folder, and just do nothing instead. Is ...