On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 08:23 -0400, Monah Baki wrote: > Hi all, > > We have a windows 2003 server and 1 freebsd 6.2 server. The 2003 server > supports USB 1 while the freebsd supports usb 2. > We went and purchased an external 1 TB usb 2 harddrive. > Our objective is to copy 700GB worth of data from the windows to the freebsd > server then take the external harddive to a remote client who runs windows > 2003 and then copy the data back to the windows server.
What's the connection between your windows 2003 server and your freebsd server? Is the data 1 single file, or is it numerous small files? I'm understanding that the reason you want to involve FreeBSD at all is that it has faster write to the USB hard drive, yeah? If you have any kind of network access between the two machines, and it's small files, use rsync to copy data from windows to the FreeBSD box (which will probably involve installing cygwin on the windows box - relatively painless) . If that's not an option, consider physically removing the hard drive from the windows 2003 box, carrying it over to the FreeBSD box and mounting the drive and then just copy the data onto the hard drive using FAT as the destination file system, assuming it's not one large file. If it *is* one large file, you could use the programs other folks have recommended for NTFS read/write under FreeBSD. Another option would be to spend $20 on a usb 2 PCI card - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e/103-8650702-2329464?initialSearch=1&url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=usb+2.0+pci&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go Should also be available from your local electronics retailer. Install that in the windows box and use the now native USB 2.0 connection to dump the data. James _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"