Do i have to stay connected while copying files to NAS200 from USB drive using SSH

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by milothicus, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. milothicus

    milothicus Networkin' Nut Member

    as in the title, i've connected a USB drive with a lot of data i need to transfer over to the NAS200. i connected through Putty on my laptop and started copying about 20 GB. i know this will take a while, but i may need to leave and take my laptop with me...

    does the laptop running SSH need to stay connected to the network (and the NAS200) for the operation to continue?
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yes, you have to stay connected. As soon as you disconnect, your shell gets disconnected and closed, and so is any command that was running from that shell.

    Normally under Linux you can use the "screen" command to keep programs running after you log off, but this is not included in my firmware; you would have to compile it separately or use an alternate firmware that has it built into busybox.

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