Walt Mankowski via plug on 28 Oct 2020 15:32:33 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Copying files to multiple volumes

On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 05:25:29PM -0400, Keith via plug wrote:
> On 10/28/20 5:17 PM, Walt Mankowski via plug wrote:
> > These drives might well be used by someone using Windows instead of
> > Linux, so changing the filesystem isn't an option.
> > 
> > Also, please reply to the mailing list instead of me personally.
> > 
> > Walt
> Until you said it might be used by someone in the Windows world, I would
> have send just LVM a bunch of external drives.  I don't know of anything
> that would acceptable in both worlds at that layer.
> I take it storing and then re-connecting them to a Linux based NAS running
> Samba is not a viable option if the data needs to be accessed, yes?

No, that's way too complicated. The drives need to keep their current
fs (I think it's probably NTFS) and the files need to look like
regular files in their original hierarchy.

I was hoping there might be some tool leftover from the days of tapes
and floppies, sort of like tar but without the special tar format. I
was really hoping there might be an option to rsync that would work,
but if so I can't find it.

Oh well. Turns out the data won't even fit on 2 drives.


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