30.11.2013, 19:56, "Konstantin Khomoutov" <email@example.com>: > May be the file you're trying to copy is sparse ? GNU tar does > support this. Flash drives typically contain FAT32 on them which > doesn't support sparse files, so when copying such a file from a "real" > file system to FAT32 the kernel's copying routine has to "stuff" the > file. > > Try running > > $ du --apparent-size -h backup272291.tar > > to see how much disk space it's worth taking into account its > sparseness, if any. > > 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparse_file epros@home-desktop:/$ du --apparent-size -h backup272291.tar 15G backup272291.tar i fear, that problem is not only in this file and not in .tar format. I see some strange in properties of many other files. Example is in attached screenshoot: Ordinary videofile has 20.6M real size and 164.5M size "on disk". What is wrong? Regargs, epros.
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