mount_ntfs(8) and filesize ... 2GB limit?
kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Mar 24 23:41:26 UTC 2006
Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>And, even better, have you got a surefire way
>>to get "my_very_important.bkf" off the disk? ;)
Kris, thanks *very much*. Where can I send $beverage?
For the archives:
1. Install port mentioned above.
2. ntfscat -fv /dev/ad3s2 important.bkf > /usr/recovered.bkf
3. restore as per Windows SOP.
So, "ntfscat" is able to handle large file operations (>2GB) in FreeBSD,
operations that seem to fail with mount_ntfs and standard 'Nix tools
(cat, cp, cpio, tar, dd, etc).
Important: I've not yet verified that the disk is still readable
by Windows, but since the data's off, I'm not sure I care, and
Windows wasn't seeing it properly anyway. A reformat should
do the trick. YMMV.
What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
-- Bertold Brecht
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