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Best way to "transfer" files
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Oct 21, 2001, 08:17 AM
 
Hi.

I`m in the need of copying a large amount of files from on mac to another for backup/rebuild purposes. Is it OK to just drag and drop or is there another more "correct" way to do this?

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Oct 21, 2001, 08:58 AM
 
it's perfectly fine... remember to grab a cup of tea or coffee while the files are being copied!

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Oct 21, 2001, 10:32 AM
 
remember not to throw the tea over the keyboard, could end very badly.
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Oct 21, 2001, 10:33 AM
 
remember not to throw the tea over the keyboard, could end very badly.
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Oct 21, 2001, 11:38 AM
 
you could email the files from one machine to the other, over a dial-up connection, invite some friends over and all have a fun time watching the progress bar crawl along. that's how i'd do it. well, obviously apart from the friends bit. doh!
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Oct 22, 2001, 03:15 PM
 
http://www.bigredh.com/ - Use Hotline Server/Client to transfer files easily over tcp/ip - network connections.
     
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Oct 22, 2001, 09:36 PM
 
Originally posted by &lt;Freaky&gt;:
<STRONG>http://www.bigredh.com/ - Use Hotline Server/Client to transfer files easily over tcp/ip - network connections.</STRONG>
I second that suggestion 100%... very fast and efficient. HL rocks.
     
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Oct 22, 2001, 09:37 PM
 
Or you might want to roll a big joint while those files are being copied!

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Oct 22, 2001, 10:07 PM
 
Originally posted by Cipher13:
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I second that suggestion 100%... very fast and efficient. HL rocks.</STRONG>
As do I.

When transferring all the shiznat from my iMac to G4 the rate didn't go below 950KB a sec.

[ 10-22-2001: Message edited by: sek929 ]
     
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Oct 23, 2001, 05:19 PM
 
Hi.

Thanks for your suggestions and help!
(Watching the e-mail progress bar now...probably will for some time :-) )

Tom
     
   
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