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Melco – copy speed – glacier-like slow / Your experience?
26-02-2020, 09:53
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RE: Melco – copy speed – glacier-like slow / Your experience?
I may have mentioned it before somewhere, but I am a Mac user, and I keep my primary music files on an external hard drive.
When I add to this collection or modify the metadata (I like to put in composers!), I then back up to my Melco using a Run Shell Script routine in Automator (a part of Mac OS which is hidden unless you look for it). I keep an icon on my desk top.

With the routine I use

rsync -av --progress "/Volumes/MLP3Tb/MAIN/" "/Volumes/share/MAIN"

where MLP3TB is my external drive, MAIN is the directory for my main music collection. The destination is my Melco, again into its MAIN directory.
It is important to get the "/" in the right place as above. Using this I only copy over new or updated files (A bit like Windows/DOS XCopy /blah blah.

All is explained in this link. The backup is not slow. Certainly comparable to using the same routine to copy to other hard disks.

https://www.haykranen.nl/2008/05/05/rsync/

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RE: Melco – copy speed – glacier-like slow / Your experience? - Donuk - 26-02-2020 09:53

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