Transferring Content to and from Your ix2 Network
Storage with Copy Jobs
You can transfer content to and from your ix2 using the Copy Jobs feature. Copy Jobs copies files from
one storage device to another, either by a set schedule or immediately by the user. An example of a Copy
Job scenario is if you keep pictures from your digital camera on a separate USB drive, but you also want to
maintain a backup of these pictures on your ix2. Using Copy Jobs, you can create a task that copies your
photos on the USB drive to a Share on your ix2, and you can set that task to a schedule so the images
automatically copy at a specific time. This ensures that your photos are always safely backed up to your
ix2 in the event your USB device ever fails or is lost.
While a Copy Job copies all data from one NAS device to another, it does not copy permissions or
access rights from one NAS device to another.
All saved Copy Jobs display on the Copy Jobs page. From there, you can manually start and stop a Copy
Job, view Copy Job information, modify a Copy Job, check its last run status, and, if applicable, view
when the Copy Job is next scheduled to run.
When defining a Copy Job, you can copy data from or to any of the following:
Any NAS device automatically discovered on the same subnet as your ix2
Any NAS device that you manually add to the subnet using the LenovoEMC Storage Manager
Any external storage device, such as a USB device, connected to your ix2
A Windows computer that is automatically discovered on the same subnet as your ix2
When selecting what data to copy on the source storage device, you can choose a specific folder or all
folders. You can also copy from a folder on an external storage device mounted to your ix2.
When selecting the destination device, you can copy files to the top-level folder on the destination device
(the default option), or to an existing folder on this device, which adds the copied files into folders.
You can manually start or stop a Copy Job by clicking start or stop buttons on the Copy Jobs page. You
can schedule a Copy Job to run automatically at a set day and time.
Copy Jobs Limitations
Copy Jobs does not establish a continuous replication or mirroring relationship between the
source and destination devices. You should not set up Copy Jobs for disaster recovery.
Copy Jobs does not support transferring content from iSCSI drives.
Transferring Content to and from Your ix2 Network Storage with Copy Jobs