[Samba] Destination share larger than windows source

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 07:20:20 MDT 2012

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Mike Kelly <mike at piratehaven.org> wrote:
> I copied over a share as a test and was a bit surprised when the amount
> of space allocated in the file system was over 100GB larger than the
> Windows source.  I am running on ext4 with "strict allocate = yes"

Do your ntfs and ext4 filesystems have the same block size?

also ntfs does support sparse files, and it's more than likely that
whatever tool you copied would not preserve that by default if it
encountered any.

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