How do I copy files from one NTFS drive to another NTFS drive via a Linux drive retaining all metadata (Timestamp etc.)?
I am replacing one NTFS drive with another in a dual boot Linux Mint/Windows 7 system. 512 GB of data needs to go to a 3TB drive. Both are NTFS. Because one replaces the other, they cannot be mounted in the system at the same time. The only drive I have left that has enough space to store the data temporarily is the QNAP NAS. This of course, runs on Linux, I believe it is formatted in EXT4.
What I want to do is: temporarily store the data from the 512 GB NTFS drive on the NAS and then after I remove this drive and install the 3 TB NTFS drive, I want to 'restore' it to the 3 TB NTFS drive. I want all the metadata to stay intact. The NAS drives are mounted as regular drives through the FSTAB file.
How do I copy the files? If I need to use the CLI, please, tell me in as much detail as you can.