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I've found svn works without complaint under NTFS Compression. My repositories were somewhere around 15% smaller on-disk after enabling compression. while it doesn't provide as much potential storage savings as deduplication, it does have the advantage of working reliably and with significantly less time expense than hacking around the dedup ...


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I know this thread is pretty outdated, but lately I've had the same problem (I needed to move some windows system folders to another drive) and here is simple solution. In Windows, copy (not move) the folder into new location and create symlink to it with slightly different name (so no collision occurs) and then in Linux simply delete original folder and ...


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Well you have the issue that NTFS will DESTROY your file permissions and may not be even capable of backing everything up. you could use FUSE to create a filesystem on the NTFS drive that will simply be a 'single file' which would allow you to maintain permissions. Otherwise your best bet (unfortunately) would be to use tar/gzip in a 'round robin' ...



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