I have connected a 4TB disk to chiara via a USB-SATA adapter. This disk has been recognized as /dev/sde. A GUID Partition Table (GPT), not MBR was made with gdisk to make a partition with the size beyond 2TB.
I tried to use "dd" to copy /home/cds (/dev/sdb1) to /dev/sde1, but failed. The copy was done (taking ~12h) and the partition was not recognized as a complete filesystem.
So I decided to use rsync instead.
sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sde1
sudo mkdir /media/usb4g
sudo mount -t ext4 -o rw /dev/sde1 /media/usb4g
sudo rsync -a --progress /home/cds/ /media/usb4g
14:33 Copied 33G/1831G
14:38 Copied 36G/1831G
17:02 Copied 365G/1831G (~2.2GB/min)
01:18 Copied 1449G/1831G (~2.2GB/min)
> sent 1907955222607 bytes received 126124609 bytes 37010956.31 bytes/sec
> total size is 1907271994803 speedup is 1.00