Loading the Media Server
Yup, it's me again! I'm back with another question about implementing my spiffy new (to me) media server. I'll be running Media Browser 3 on the server which will have Windows 8.1 and FlexRAID (f). My plan for day-to-day operation is to use Windows Remote Desktop. Really, once it is up and running, I shouldn't need to access it hardly ever. What I am curious about though is, what is going to be the best way for me to load up the media on my server?
I have all these external HDD sitting on my desk attached to this PC already. Should I just use Windows Homegroup/network and copy/paste things over one drive at a time? Will either of those options allow me to get picky enough about where the files end up? I know Homegroup likes to restrict to a select few folders. Once I have the server up and going, I'd like to keep the media library folders in the disc farm simple: Movies, Television, Anime Movies, Anime Series, Music.
Alternatively, I could plug each of these external discs into the server via USB and do a copy/paste like that. No matter what I choose, I get that the initial data load will be a time-intensive process and that the initial parity construction could take an inordinate amount of time as there will be 30 TB of data.