Migrating data from one NAS to another via NFS

Find out how to migrate your data from one NAS to another via an NFS share

Last updated 9th February 2021


This guide details how to transfer data from one NAS to another.


  • An OVHcloud NAS / OVHcloud mini-NAS / OVHcloud HA-NAS
  • An NFS-compatible distribution
  • You need to have mounted your NAS beforehand by following the guide to mount your NAS via an NFS share.


Compatibility: Debian 6/7/8 & Ubuntu 12/13/14

To transfer your data, we will use the rsync command. There are several ways to transfer your data. It's up to you to use one over another.

The following example moves your data from a Source mount point to a Destination mount point.

rsync -Pva /mnt/SrcNas /mnt/DstNas
Argument Description
SrcNas Source mount point
DstNas Destination mount point

Warning: if you add other options to rsync, these may not be compatible with the rights and permissions system of HA-NAS.

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