First, sorry for my bad english :/ I'm right now on a Ubuntu Live CD and need to copy 500GB of several big files (videos) on a ext3 filesystem to an NTFS filesystem (its an emergency backup since de ext3 its doing weird noises). Whats the fastest way to do this, unnatended, i mean, skipping errors, etc?
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