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Products => Storage => : shandor January 17, 2009, 11:50:59 AM

: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: shandor January 17, 2009, 11:50:59 AM
   

Hi,

 

How do I move files between folders on the same LinkStationbox ?

Doing it via windows mapped drives will cause the copy process to go through the network I suppose...

 

Any better idea ?

 

Thanks

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: kevin January 17, 2009, 12:41:17 PM
   You correct, but unfortunately, as far as I know, that is the only way.
: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: bjastbf March 14, 2009, 02:28:17 PM
   

Could this be done using unix commands?

 

Anybody? 

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: valley_nomad March 14, 2009, 11:45:36 PM
   

Not quite sure if I understand your question. But I am using MS windows network. Moving files within same LS is all local activity inside NAS.

Message Edited by valley_nomad on 03-14-2009 11:46 PM
: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: bjastbf March 16, 2009, 08:53:51 AM
   

Is there a way to run unix commands directly on the Linkstation Live?

 

Thanks 

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: mdntblu April 02, 2009, 05:02:46 PM
   

Yeah if the mapped drive is the same letter it does it on the actual server itself and doesn't route through the network.  But when doing it on different mapped drives you're right it actually brings it to your computer and back to the linkstation.  Like I have my torrent client put everything in a torrent directory which is mapped to T: on my computer and then I have M: where all my media is so when I copy stuff from T: to M: it has to bring to through my computer which takes FOREVER!!!!

 

Would love to figure out a way around this.  I downloaded 11gb of old TV Shows for my kids and it's taking 40 min to copy it from one directory to the other within the Linkstation because it has to travel from the linkstation to my computer and back to the linkstation.  My Linkstation and my PC are both on Gigabit but I can't seem to get gigabit speed out of it either.

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: Dustrega April 04, 2009, 02:04:24 PM
@bjastbf: No there is not unfortunately.
Message Edited by Dustrega on 04-04-2009 02:04 PM
: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: jasonso August 01, 2010, 10:24:23 AM
does it support SFTP mode for your share in Linkstation Live? It supports unix mv command when both source and dest available in SFTP. I got a Linkstation Duo, it works using above method.
: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: bjastbf August 02, 2010, 08:59:09 AM

Thanks for the information.  Not sure what SFTP is.  Can you explain further?

 

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: AngelsAbys August 02, 2010, 09:12:05 AM

SFTP is secure FTP just like HTTPS is to HTTP, different protocols but same general idea

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: bjastbf August 02, 2010, 09:16:50 AM

Thanks for the reply.  Are we saying that the mv command can accomplishing moving files even within a linkstation hard drive, using SMTP?

 

I know the above stated goal was to move files to another hard drive using unix, but even this kind of interaction with the linkstation would be useful.

 

 

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: Dustrega August 05, 2010, 07:01:36 PM

That's an entirely different protocol than SFTP and we are unaware on copying files using Unix.  That is unfortunately not within the scope of support for this device.

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: llama August 06, 2010, 02:41:53 AM

mdntblu wrote:

 

Yeah if the mapped drive is the same letter it does it on the actual server itself and doesn't route through the network.  But when doing it on different mapped drives you're right it actually brings it to your computer and back to the linkstation.  Like I have my torrent client put everything in a torrent directory which is mapped to T: on my computer and then I have M: where all my media is so when I copy stuff from T: to M: it has to bring to through my computer which takes FOREVER!!!!

 

Would love to figure out a way around this.

 

The solution seems pretty obvious to me. I assume with a Live you only have one physical drive?

 

If so, then simply map a Network Drive Letter to the ROOT of the NAS, and then open 2 explorer windows, both starting at the same drive letter. Drag and drop

 

The drive mapping in Windows is simply that - a mapping. You can create and delete them at will. Or am I missing something here?

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: Dustrega August 06, 2010, 12:20:45 PM

The NAS won't let you map to just it's IP address though.  That's the fatal flaw unfortunately.

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: ei8th September 13, 2010, 03:02:05 PM

Hi.

 

I just had the same question, and googling for it brought me here.

 

I solved it prett easily:

 

- Open two explorer Windows

- Navigate to your NAS in both windows using the Network Path (NOT the mapped drive); Usually \\[NameofyourNAS]

- Further navigate to the source folder in one window and the target folder in the other window

- CTRL-X (Cut) the files/folders from the source folder

- CTRL-V (Paste) the files/folder in the source folder

 

Couple of seconds later: Everything's done.

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: Bouchehog January 23, 2011, 06:35:58 PM

Forgive my resurrecting this old thread but I can't seem to get this to work and I want to reorganize my folders without having to wait an eternity...

 

I opened two explorer windows (which happened to be my music and my documents). In each I opened the address bar and typed "\\Linkstation\Media\" into one window and "\\Linkstation\Photos\" into the other window. The windows went to their respective folders. I then tried to copy one folder from Photos to Media by copying and pasting. It worked but it took every bit as long as usual - about 12s for every 10mb. Am I just being a moron or is there no way to get this to work?

 

 

 

 

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: Jotin January 24, 2011, 11:33:48 AM

What model and firmware are you using? And are you running gigabit on your network or 100/10? 

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: KeniP January 24, 2011, 06:25:53 PM

I have the same problem, due to the torrent downloader going to a certain directory, and the media server working off of another. Is there any way to set them to use the same folder?

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: Jotin January 25, 2011, 09:42:04 AM

Yes, when settings up the media server and bittorrent, just choose the same folder. 

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: KeniP January 25, 2011, 05:47:06 PM
I can set it to the same folder, but when I try to add a torrent through the utorrent interface the window simply closes and there is no change to the torrent list. It acts as though I pressed cancel on the torrent submission window. Are other people able to set the media server folder to be the same as the torrent output folder on the LS-CHL??
: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: lucky April 28, 2011, 12:36:19 PM

Thanks a lot, for me is working...

 

I have 1 TB Linkstation, firmware 1.37

: Re: How to move files between folders on LinkStation Live
: gurumutant June 01, 2011, 02:43:18 AM
I think I've found an answer to this. I just login to the LinkStation (mine is an LS-CHL 1.5TB), through FTP by using FileZilla FTP Client ( http://filezilla-project.org/download.php ). Using an admin account is preferred, to ensure that you have all read and write access to every shares. Once the directory structure is shown, expand the corresponding directory you want to move/copy the file/folder into. Then just drag the file/folder you want to the desired folder. Voila ! The huge files/folders is now copied within a blink of an eye. You can do some experiments to get more understanding of how FileZilla treated the drag-and-drop action. Sometimes it assume the action as copying, sometimes as moving. I know the difference between the two kinds action that's treated as move or copy, but It's qute hard for me to explain in this post. Greetings from Indonesia :)