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comment Enable/disable Windows 7 device via command line
It makes me both sad and happy that a tool that does this exists.
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comment How do I remove a possible hard-link directory to root?
One rm -fr .linkedtorootdir later and there's a ton of open space on the NAS again and I'm not sweating bullets about purging this folder. Thank you, @pabouk!
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comment How do I remove a possible hard-link directory to root?
The NAS is running a version of BusyBox and has a very limited version of stat. Since ssh-ing into the box, I started poking around using your recommendations of checking out the inodes. This entire directory structure is a copy of the rest of the drive (and another that I had mounted at the time). It explains a few things: why the NAS was as full as it was and why the initial copy took so long!
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comment How do I remove a possible hard-link directory to root?
@pabouk Now that I'm running on the NAS (I didn't have ssh enabled before) I can see the inodes are different. It's really looking like I have a duplicate of the entire tree in that .linktorootdir folder! As for tools for copying to the USB drive, I don't remember; this was all done over a year ago. Copying to the NAS was via direct copy from the NAS itself.
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comment How do I remove a possible hard-link directory to root?
@pabouk The interesting thing is that it is pointing to root on the NAS, not on my Mac that I have the NAS drives mounted from. So stat / shows the Mac's inode numbers. However, the directory listing I put in the post is / on the NAS.
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