I need to re-set my WD MyCloud and want all my data off it. The 2 shares I need to copy over total about 500gb between them so want to zip them up. Please bear in mind I know much less about what I’m doing than you might give me credit for so any explanations written so my mother could understand them would be appreciated. Here is what I’ve been doing:
SSH in and then go to the first share as follows:
In there is the folder I want to zip titled finder zip. This folder has a number of sub folders and folders within that. Once in there I then do the following:
tar -zcvf finderzip.tar.gz /shares/John/finder\ zip/
I did this on a different folder and it started giving me feedback on progress and what it was doing. When I do it on this folder though I get the “Removing leading `/’ from member names” and then it appears to do nothing. When I look in finder it does create an archived file but seems to time out at about 80MB max.
Where am I going wrong? Please remember how easily confused I get with this stuff so laymans greatly appreciated!