On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 09:14:38AM +0100, Jeronimo Calvo wrote:

> great I will do a massive Cp as both fs are mounted under BSD, (ntfs
> just with read access)...
> 
> should you suggest guy to do a normal
> 
> #cp /media/DATAWIN /media/UFShd
> 
> as there is no any soft and hard links on this partition... will be fine?
> 

Are their subdirectories that need copying too.
If so, use the -R flag.

You might want to do

  cp /media/DATAWIN/* /media/UFShd/.

////jerry


> Thanks!
> 
> 2009/9/28 Jerry McAllister <jerr...@msu.edu>:
> > On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 05:06:34PM +0100, Jeronimo Calvo wrote:
> >
> >> Hi folks,
> >>
> >> Scenario: 3 hds, 1 of them with a NTFS partition and loads of media on
> >> it, I was thinking to activate ntfs3g under Freebsd 7.2 STABLE, but
> >> since Im having this partition since a while... and i will no need to
> >> have it on this FS, what you recommed for moving this partition into
> >> ufs format... to make it 100% reliable? what steps will you do?
> >
> > I would suggest you create the UFS filesystem, then tar up the files
> > in the NTFS partition that you want to move and then untar that
> > on the FreeBSD UFS (or UFS2) filesystem.    You might have to
> > install a tar utility on the MS system.
> >
> > You can also just mount the NTFS file system on FreeBSD and then
> > do a massive copy of the files you want in to the UFS[2] filesystem.
> > In both the case of doing a tar or a mass copy (cp) wildcards are good.
> >
> > Hopefully you have the files on the NTFS organized reasonably
> > in directories.    If you don't and they are interspersed with
> > lots of files you do not want to copy, then it can get tedious
> > but you can still do it.  It will just need much more manual
> > attention.
> >
> > ////jerry
> >
> >
> >>
> >> BR!
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