I am supporting a legacy Windows 2000 system that contains a number of hardlinks on a shared ntfs drive. We have run out of space on the shared drive and want to know the best way to archive some of the data to free up disk space. We also want to retain the metadata provided by the directory structure.
The directory structure looks like this:
01_Data |-01_All_Data |-2012 |-2013 |-2014 |-02_By_Disk_Set |-03_By_Problem_Number
Files in the
03 directories are hardlinks to files in the
01_All_Data directory. Just moving the
01_All_Data\2012 directory to an external drive will not free disk space due to the hardlinks in the other directories.
What is the best way to archive a ntfs directory containing hardlinks?