I recently acquired a new NAS. My first task was moving data from my old NAS to the new one. But it wasn't as easy as I expected
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My old NAS, a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo currently holds a bunch of work files, a backup of my iTunes library, my software library and a bunch of other data.
I figured that the fastest and easiest way to transfer all the data would be to enable an FTP server on one device and install an FTP client on the other. That way, I could transfer the data between devices without needing to use my computer as an intermediary. That was a critical need as my main system is a notebook and I spend a lot of time outside my home office.
The new NAS is a Thecus N2560. Like the Netgear unit, there are a wide number of apps that can be downloaded and installed to the unit. But neither NAS has an FTP client application. I tried several options but none actually worked.
So, Lifehackers – what are my choices? Do I suck it up and just use my computer as the intermediary? Is there another option you can suggest?