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Anonymous
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July 7, 2005 3:28:41 PM

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Hey

I need to convert some 50GB of data from ext2 to NTFS.

How do I do it?

Anyone tried this before?

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
July 7, 2005 3:52:51 PM

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Previously Ann Onimus <Ann@onimus.net> wrote:
> Hey

> I need to convert some 50GB of data from ext2 to NTFS.

> How do I do it?

> Anyone tried this before?

Direct conversion is AFAIK not possible. It is also a very bad idea,
since if anything goes wrong, you might loose the original data.

So get 50 GB additional storage, put FAT32 on it and copy it over with
Linux (e.g. Knoppix CD-only Linux) and then either copy with windows
from FAT32 to NTFS or convert the FAT32 to NTFS.

You can also read ext2 from windows with some commercial drivers
(forgot which, since I have no interest in doing this).

Arno
Anonymous
a b G Storage
July 7, 2005 4:05:55 PM

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Ann Onimus wrote:

> Hey
>
> I need to convert some 50GB of data from ext2 to NTFS.
>
> How do I do it?
>
> Anyone tried this before?

Build a Linux box. Install Samba. Share the root directory and all
subdirectories of the drive. Build a Windows box. Run a crossover cable
from that to the Linux box. Mount the Samba share. Xcopy /s *.*. Done.

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