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A tool to copy big data to multiple smaller disks

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A tool to copy big data to multiple smaller disks


As the storage becomes larger in big projects, we need to a tool to break large folders (100 TBs) to smaller chunks, so we can migrate to another location or storing it on tapes.

How does it work?

The tool finds the best placement for the files and it creates a files list in --save-to directory which can be passed rsync using --files-from parameter.


sudo pip install partialCopy


usage: [-h] [--dest DEST | --dest-size DEST_SIZE] [-s SAVE_TO] [-f]
              [-n] [-ma MODIFIED_AFTER] [-fp FIND_PARAMS]

positional arguments:
  src                   Source Directory

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --dest DEST           Destionation mountpoint
  --dest-size DEST_SIZE
                        Destination size, given in bytes or using 1 letter
                        unit B,K,M,G,T,P
  -s SAVE_TO, --save-to SAVE_TO
                        Where to save rsync list,default
  -f, --force           Rewrite all lists again
  -n, --new             Find New Files
  -ma MODIFIED_AFTER, --modified-after MODIFIED_AFTER
                        Find files modified after certain time (YYYY-mm-dd)
  -fp FIND_PARAMS, --find-params FIND_PARAMS
                        Parameters to find command


  • Allowing to provide size rather than mount point.
  • Finds only new files using -n parameter.
  • Finds files modified after a certain date using -ma parameter.
  • Allows rewriting all lists using -f flag.


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