Re: Large File Copy
Mark Ferlatte wrote:
I thought the "old" NTFS driver in the 2.4 for read-only access was
reliable. Or do I need to try to install the "new" NTFS driver.
Daniel L. Miller said on Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 09:27:20PM -0700:
I have a large hard drive with a single NTFS partion. I have installed
this drive in a Woody box and mounted the partition.
From this sentence, I believe that you are mounting an NTFS partition on your
Linux box, and are trying to get your data off of it that way.
This probably won't work; the NTFS driver in kernel 2.4 is experimental, and
for a reason; it really isn't stable.
Worst case, I may pursue that. But I REALLY don't want to - there
should be an easy, simple, reliable Debian Linux solution - right?
I am now trying to copy all the junk from that Samba mounted NTFS drive
to my new ReiserFS drive. For reasonable size files it works just fine.
But I have quite a few files that are well over 300k - and copy
commands keep crashing.
Yep; I bet the filesystem driver is returning an error to your cp command.
The only way I know of to reliably get data off of an NTFS partition for a home
user is to share that partition using Windows NT/2k/XP, and then use smbclient.
smbclient has a tar option that might be handy.