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First, your core question is this: Why copying takes time across partitions on the same disk? Will go into detail below, but a single disk with multiple partitions is not “the same disk” from a filesystem perspective. From a filesystem perspective, a partition is simply another “physical disk” even if it is simply just a “logically” allocated space on ...


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A family member has a MacBook Pro with a file I need on it, but it’s pretty clear the Mac has some sort of malware on it. Regular Internet browsing—mostly via Google Chrome—opens up ad tabs on responsible sites like Google, the computer runs extremely slow, there are a number of weird problems with it, and it’s main user basically downloads ...


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If there are not many individuals who need these files then you do not necessarily need a tracker. Especially if there would be at least one persistent (24/7) peer with a fixed IP address in the "swarm". Most BitTorrent clients support adding a peer to connect to. Simply set up one peer with a fixed IP which would be connectable, then distribute the torrent ...


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This might be of use: AlternateStreamView. Never used it (and not affiliated to the author!) but it claims to be able to remove alternate data streams from NTFS files, which are the 'properties' the dialog refers to.


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Don't use smbclient. Mount the shared drive somewhere using mount.cifs and use rsync to make the backup. Example: # mount.cifs //server/share /mnt/cifs # rsync -a /mnt/cifs/directory ~/backups This would mount the share to /mnt/cifs and then recursively copy directory to ~/backups/directory. Read up on the usage of rsync since it is a powerful program ...


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Several additional things to consider here. Number of files. Transfering a single large file and many files differs greatly. This is due to the added operations and latency of reading and writing each file. performance of both disks involved, seek time, spindle speed, etc. To arrive at a solid calculation is difficult as there are many variables at ...



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