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Fastest way of copy files from Ext3 to NTFS?

Fastest way of copy files from Ext3 to NTFS?

I’m right now on a Ubuntu Live CD and need to copy 500GB of several big files (videos) from an Ext3 file system to a NTFS file system (it’s an emergency backup since the Ext3 is doing weird noises).

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"Newer Ubuntu distributions have the ntfs-3g driver already installed, so we can probably mount the drive:

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt

if it's a SCSI or SATA type disk it will be sd*. sda for the first drive, sdb for the second, and so on. If it's an IDE drive it will be hd*. hda for the first, hdb for the second, and so on.

now copy the folder recursively:

cp -R /path/to/videos /mnt"