Hello All!

I'd like to move 650Gb off of my raid array and move it to a ntfs mybook.  Suse doesn't write to ntfs.  I'll have to use some kind of rescue live cd to get to the data and move it.  This data needs to be accessible  in ntfs format.  But which one and what is the best way to do this?  I'm looking for opinions.

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Duncan MeyersCommented:
You could try booting the systens from a Knoppix CD...
rloconeAuthor Commented:
OK.  But will that address the NTFS write issue?
Duncan MeyersCommented:
Yep. Sure can.

http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Using_FAQ -

"Q: How can I write data on NTFS partitions?

A: Knoppix 5 supports write access for NTFS partitions using libntfs and fuse. While preliminary results show generally good stability and a low likelihood of data corruption on the NTFS partition, these libraries are still beta and there is risk of data loss and disk corruption (back up your data first). Knoppix (and the Linux kernel) can read NTFS partitions just fine, the danger is only present when attempting to write to it.

Older versions of Knoppix can be forced to write to NTFS partitions, but at great risk of scrambling the underlying NTFS filesystem (Captive NTFS used the existing NTFS drivers from a Windows system to acesss the NTFS drive, but was slow and unstable.) "
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Duncan MeyersCommented:
But there's a but...
Duncan MeyersCommented:
Unfortunately if You want to play 100% safe, You should boot windows, from within windows read the ext3 and write to ntfs.

Or maybe You have two computers? Then You could simply install samba on Your linux box, plug the mybook to windows machine and copy via network?

Otherwise go with the knoppix. Just backup the data You have currently on the mybook somewhere, so in case of copy failur You can try again after reformatting mybook drive.

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