What would cause an unexpected massive transfer

Harry Putnam reader at newsguy.com
Mon Oct 31 15:55:26 GMT 2005

Craig Barratt <cbarratt at users.sourceforge.net> writes:

> Harry Putnam writes:
>> I've rsynced two directory structures back and forth a few times.
>> [snip]
>> The file systems in volved are (xp)NTFS on one end and Fat32 on the
>> external drive.
> This is the DST problem with how Fat32 represents mtime.
> Fat32 uses localtime, so the unix-derived (UTC) mtime with
> Fat32 changes with DST.  Sad, huh?
> See the excellent write-up by the late JW Schultz:
>     http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-10/msg00995.html

Yeah, nice write up.  Am I correct in thinking that since I've gone
thru the long backup I'm now good till next time change?

Further, if I converted the fs on the external drive to NTFS or create
an ext3 partitions, this would never have happened?

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