Moving very-dense data

So somebody at work thought a NAS would be an ideal solution to their storage problems... except that the NAS itself is suspect to several security vulnerabilties.

Anyway, I'm trying to efficiently move data off the device to a VM.  Its not a lot of data (120Gb), however, its very dense.  In other words, there are hundreds of thousands, possibly a few millions, of files 1k or less in size.  The VM I'm moving it on to is a Windows Sever 2003 box.

The NAS was a cheapy, and so every once in awhile it disconnects, killing the copy job.  I can't tell you how frustrating this has become, because I've been copying data for over 24 hours now.

Does anyone have any ideas of how I can copy these over while expecting disconnects?  I'm just using copy and paste at the moment.
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tljones00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Copy in smaller bits dude. I've gone through this crap before. Small chunks is the best bet. Remember where your last file was and resume from that point. Pain in the butt, but it works.
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KavostylinCommented:
Meh...

Pull the drives outta the NAS and to a d2d copy :D
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giltjrCommented:
What NAS device is it?  Brand and model please.
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KavostylinCommented:
D2D do it... fast quick....
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AMPLIFY_TSAuthor Commented:
I would love to do D2D, but I'm moving the data onto a Virtual Machine.  I can't really think of a clever way to physically attach disks :P
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KavostylinCommented:
The VM has to be connected to server somewhere... pull the disk out put in in a enclosure and TRF it directly through the host OS....
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AMPLIFY_TSAuthor Commented:
Ohyeah, for some reason that didn't dawn on me.  I'll have to double check the NAS when I'm back onsite tomorrow.  Crossing my fingers and hoping that the NAS isn't set up in a raid...
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AMPLIFY_TSAuthor Commented:
Ohyeah, for some reason that didn't dawn on me.  I'll have to double check the NAS when I'm back onsite tomorrow.  Crossing my fingers and hoping that the NAS isn't set up in a raid...
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KavostylinCommented:
If it is set up in a raid then. otherwise physically connected the NAS to the VM host and just assign local IPs. and do a direct transfer. probably need a crossover.
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AMPLIFY_TSAuthor Commented:
So taking the disks out isn't an option - the user said she's not comfortable with me taking the NAS apart.  Looks like I've got to to do it by hand, in small chunks.  Sigh.
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AMPLIFY_TSAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, this looks like this was the only option available to me.
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