Using "ditto" to duplicate NTFS file system

Discussion in 'NTFS for Mac & ExtFS for Mac' started by ReallyDeepYogurt, Apr 29, 2013.

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  1. ReallyDeepYogurt

    ReallyDeepYogurt Registered Member

    Apr 29, 2013

    Just downloaded the Paragon trial software (version 10.0) for my Mac Mountain Lion (10.8.3) to see how and if works, so I could copy my Windows 7 volume from my old Mac to my newly purchased MacBook. I mounted the old Mac in target mode and tried the following in a Terminal window:

    sudo ditto -V /Volumes/BOOTCAMP\ 1 /Volumes/BOOTCAMP

    "BOOTCAMP 1" is the old volume
    "BOOTCAMP" is the new volume

    and I ended up with 171K files on the new volume (seen from Disk Utility) and the old volume only had 163K files. Where did the extra 8K files come from? I'm wondering if the "ditto" command didn't create some hard links but merely duplicated the physical files. Any idea why the difference and how to fix the problem?

    Shouldn't the two filesystems be exactly alike with this method?


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