Hello, this has been tested on 3 different fresh HDDs so it’s not a failing drive.
I am rsyncing from NTFS HDD in my desktop to my NTFS HDD in my laptop, and every time after writing ~1TB (in 2TB HDD) rsync starts complaining not enough space error. The only way to fix it is to use Windows 10 HDD repair software but same problem occurs almost immediately after if I continue the rsync.
I am also noticing from W10, that the HDD is heavily fragmented.
It seems rsyncing is causing some sort of problem on my HDD and like I said same thing happens multiple other HDDs. I cannot tell why it’s doing this, any suggestions? I am thinking maybe the source HDD is failing?
This option changes how rsync transfer file(s). Instead of the default method of creating new temporary copy(copies) of the file(s) and moving into place when it is complete, rsync instead writes the updated data directly to the destination file(s).
Be aware though, this is a slightly “riskier” method of using rsync.
Well, now the NTFS drive does something super weird.
I write/access the NTFS drive from W10, W10 goes to sleep, literally then the drive becomes inaccessible. Right now, I am moving the data over to an external HDD, going to reformat the NTFS drive and put the data back on.
I did not read all of this thread because it is out of my knowledge area (Windows involved of which I know almost nothing and usage of NTFS tgat goes beyond just a simple exchange of files between Linux and non-Linux).
But are you aware of the fact that you can only use an NTFS file system on a Linux system after it is used on a Windows system when that Windows system was properly shutdown? No sleep, no “fast boot” set!
Henk, I am aware, I also used to “have fun” when bitlocker automatically locked shared partitions and I spent days trying to figure out what’s going on. I don’t allow my computer to hibernate/sleep and etc, always full shutdown and disabled fast-boot in power options because I’ve had exactly that issues in the past. Maybe it was you who told me in the first place years ago haha.
Karl, I don’t think it’s Hardware damage, these are internal drives, and almost 6 (2 Seagate Firecuda, 2 Seagate Barracuda, 2 WD Blue) of them show same signs and the rsync is done through ethernet. Sometimes 2m away through a router, sometimes over internet from office to home.
For now, I moved everything over to a spare HDD through USB, did a WD dashboard wipe on the funky HDD, re-initialize, re-partition, re-format and putting the data back on from the Windows side.
So far, the write/read speeds are encouraging (before the reinitializing, sometimes the speeds were down below 1MB/s, now I see steady above 5MB/s [lots of small files, so I don’t expect see close to 100MB/s]).
Still, I really do not know if/how rsync can mess up a HDD. When I checked after data transfer using rsync, the HDD was HEAVILY fragmented, that was for sure. Would Paragon NTFS driver replace the regular one just by installing it by the way? I will also try the inpalce option in the next batch. For now… I just want the HDD to function.