Modified file Stamp changing by 1 sec??

Joseph Watson jtwatson at
Wed Aug 25 15:59:43 GMT 2004

Yes I am going from Windows to Linux.  I think this NT 4.0 box does have a 
file resolution better then 2 seconds, but I will have to check this.  


Joseph Watson

On Wednesday August 25 2004 11:35 am, Arne Henningsen wrote:
> Hi,
> when I was backing up files from Linux to Windows I had the same problem. It 
> was because (some / all ???) Windows file systems have a file time 
> resolutions of 2 seconds. Thus, if the file time on Unix was, e.g. 7:17, it 
> had to be on Windows 7:16 or 7:18, and thus there was quite often a 1 second 
> difference. However, you copied the files in the opposite direction, aren't 
> you? Maybe you can figure out, if this is also the reason for your problem.
> All the best,
> Arne
> On Wednesday 25 August 2004 17:20, Joseph Watson wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> >  I had a tap drive fail on my NT 4.0 server, so as a temperatry fix I used
> > smbmnt to mount the NT share on my linux box.  Then I used Kdar to backup
> > the files.  This worked fine, it took 24 hours to backup 30 Gigs.  The 
> > day I did a incramentle backup, and it was 3.6 Gigs.  So I started looking
> > at what was changed and descovered that 90% of the backup are files that
> > the modified date was changed by 1 sec.  But the dates are sever months or
> > years on the past.  It is clear to me these files did not change, but yet
> > the date moved forward by 1 second.  I check the properties on the NT 4.0
> > server and the linux box for some of these files, and they show the same
> > date.  But the full backup shows they were a second older the day before.
> >
> > Has anyone seen this kind of thing before?  I don't know if the problem is
> > with NT, smbmnt or Dar, so I thought I might ask.

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