Using DD for windows to resume a failed file transfer from specific point

If you were transferring a large file and the network cut out you can either restart the copy, or use a tool such as DD for windows to resume from a specific point.
For very large files it is recommended to use better copiers such as robust copy.

I had a file that was 1 421 304 KB in size and I had copied around 60 percent.
Therefore, I needed to start after 852782 KB .

The following command was used:

dd bs=2k if=z:SURCE_FILE of=D:DESTINATION_FILE seek=5767168 skip=426391 --progress

Since skip takes number of blocks defined with size bs= , we skip to 426391.

426391  * 2KB = 852782 KB

Menelaos Bakopoulos

Mr. Menelaos Bakopoulos is currently pursuing his PhD both at Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTiF) at Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark and Athens Information Technology (AIT) in Athens, Greece. He received a Master in Information Technology and Telecommunications Systems from Athens Information Technology and a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Management Information Systems from the American College of Thessaloniki. Since April 2008 he has been a member of the Multimedia, Knowledge, and Web Technologies Group.

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