hitach wrote:I can move files and folders on the internal disk using Filezilla ftp which renames the locations of the files without actually moving the data.
1) How can I duplicate data on the disk without having to read it to a network computer location and write it back? Is there an FTP move/copy command I am missing?
2) How can I move data between the internal disk to the external disk?
Thanks for any input.
I have also been thinking about the methodology behind this task. Unfortunately there is no easy answer; because the external disk is another physical device, you will not essentially be able to use the 'move' command. This is because all the move command does is edit the file allocation table to change the folder you see as the location of the data, however, this won't work as you have two separate physical areas to store the data (the internal disk and the external esata or usb).
You need to physically be moving the data down the e-sata cable, and currently this is not supported as far as I can tell. The only way to make the physical move of the data is to copy it via UNC paths, or FXP (which I have used and works rather nicely)
What is required is an interface on the web end to do this 'move' action from the local disk to the external device, this would obviously make the process a whole lot quicker.
Maybe you could make a feature request.