--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
> In my opinion, if you want to achieve quick transfers from the
> Linkstation to your usb drivestation, you should gain telnet access
> to the device, and initiate the movement of data from inside the
To expand a tiny bit on what MusikGoat wrote, you need to download
ACP_COMMANDER from SourceForge. It's a Java applet. You run it from a
DOS/Windows command prompt. This unlocks Telnet on the Linkstation.
You usually only have to run acp_commander once (until your LS is next
rebooted). Before running it, you must turn off your PC's firewall, or
modify your firewall to open the correct ports. I find it easier to
just turn off the f/w while running telnet.
After acp_commander says you can get into your LS, you run Telnet [ip
address of LS] at a command prompt on your pc. Then you can move files
between folders and shares of the LS. Here are a few things you may
need to know if you're not familiar with Linux.
LS command is like "dir" command in Dos/Windows
LS -l gives a detailed listing
If you just type "ls" at a prompt, you won't appear to get anything,
because you're above the root. "ls /" will give you the contents of
the root. "ls /mnt/" will give you the volumes of drives. If your LS
has raid, "ls /mnt/array1" lists the contents of the raid
array. "ls /mnt/usbdisk1" lists contents of usb disk one.
CP command is like "xcopy" in Dos/Windows
CHMOD lets you modify permissions on files and folders.
*EVERYTHING* in Linux is case sensitive, so wear a motorcycle helmet
if you dont' want to pull out all your hair in frustration
I can move about 20gb of stuff from usb to main array in about 5
minutes. Using Windows explorer, it could take over a half hour.
I'm still a noob at Linkstations and Linux, so ask guru's like
Musikgoat for specific details.