Copying files using Fedora 16 from EXT2 to a NTFS 2TB drive. Discovered that when recursively copying directories of many files, copying stops at file 21842 in each directory... then
cp -r moves on to the next directory. No error is given.
Searching the web, found someone else reporting this problem about FAT32 to no avail.
What's going on here? How do I get my files over onto the NTFS drive?
I am not hitting the upper file limit on number of files in an NTFS directory (unlimited). Nor am I am hitting the max number of files for the drive.. (~4billion). I also have lots of free blocks left on the drive.
update: I can create well over 21842 files on the drive on the same system... just can't seem to copy over that number.
This is the command being used:
cp -r /media/BAKKER_UPPER/many_files_here/* /media/NEW_NTFS_HOME/