Swaping Fs (from ntfs to ufs), or ntfs3g?

Jeronimo Calvo jeronimocalvop at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 29 08:14:40 UTC 2009

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?


2009/9/28 Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at 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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