Large file transfer (3.3TB) keeps asking for authentication every 10-15 minutes, any idea what's going on?

Long story short, I am in the process of building a new primary system and setting up my existing one as a 24/7 media server. I have two 8TB drives, one is NTFS and the other is ext4. I am transferring files from the NTFS drive to the ext4 drive with the intention of formatting the NTFS drive to ext4 when it completes. I am transferring a lot of data, about 3.3TB of media files. Every 10 mins or so while the file copy is going, it keeps asking for authentication to transfer files. Is there some reason for this? It’s fluctuating between 7-20 hours for the transfer and I’d love to just leave it and let it do its thing, but I can’t because it keeps asking me to authenticate. Shouldn’t I only need to authenticate once unless I’m initiating a new transfer?
Here is the stat output for the ext4 drive I’m transferring to:

Blockquote~ >>> stat /disks/Plex1
File: /disks/Plex1
Size: 4096 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 directory
Device: 801h/2049d Inode: 2 Links: 4
Access: (0777/drwxrwxrwx) Uid: ( 1000/knishofdeath) Gid: ( 1001/knishofdeath)
Access: 2020-10-30 12:51:43.301893362 -0700
Modify: 2020-10-29 21:12:34.050005048 -0700
Change: 2020-10-30 12:51:23.668559926 -0700
Birth: 2020-10-29 21:09:36.000000000 -0700
~ >>>

and stat output for NTFS drive:

Blockquote~ >>>stat /run/media/knishofdeath/easystore
File: /run/media/knishofdeath/easystore
Size: 4096 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 directory
Device: 821h/2081d Inode: 5 Links: 1
Access: (0777/drwxrwxrwx) Uid: ( 1000/knishofdeath) Gid: ( 1001/knishofdeath)
Access: 2020-10-25 15:06:17.053616000 -0700
Modify: 2020-10-25 15:05:31.559150000 -0700
Change: 2020-10-25 15:05:31.559150000 -0700
Birth: -

The easiest way to circumvent that, is to execute sudo nautilus in the terminal!

Have a wonderful day full of sunshines! :sweat_smile:

Ha, thanks. Yes, I assumed that would work but I’m already about 1/3 of the way through now. I guess I just don’t really understand why it keeps asking when it’s the same continuous transfer?

You may change the owner of the directory where the drive is mounted: sudo chown -R USER:USER /media/DRIVE.where USER is your username , DRIVE is well, your drive. :joy:

Or you can also try to increase the timeout by entering sudo visudo into a terminal, then add to the bottom: Defaults:USER timestamp_timeout=30, where USER is your username and 30 is in minutes. You can set the time out to any length you want!

much appreciated

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Sweet! You’re very welcome! :innocent:

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