[ILUG] copying windows filesystems under linux
34.24.34 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 14:44:11 IST 2008
I've been using the ntfs-3g project under linux to read and write at
will to NTFS drives. Primarily I want to do backups, but then every
now and again I need to restore an entire filesystem. I run into
problems with permissions, previously hidden files are no longer
hidden on restore. Typically I'd use a combination of find/cpio to
move the directory trees.
I assumed because I was going from ntfs -> ext3, and then back, that
there wasn't facilities in the ext3 to store the file permissions and
they were being lost in that manner, but today I tried copying a
directory tree from one ntfs drive to another, and the same result,
meaning that while cpio is great at preserving permissions and
attributes under linux, it simply doesnt support the extended
attributes in use in windows filesystems.
Just wondering if anyone else does this kind of thing, and if you have
managed to find a file handling tool similar to cpio which can
preserve windows filesystem attributes under linux filecopies, either
ntfs -> ntfs or via ext3 etc.
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