I have a problem (or at least I think I have a problem) that I am facing for a while an have found no solution so far - to be honest, I am not sure if it is a "real" problem at all, but I am unsure about that and found nowhere else an answer. That is why I am desperately hoping for some insight from here.
The situation is the following:
I have an OS X work machine (a Mac Book Air to be precise) and an Ubuntu 12.04 file server.
Now all I wanted to do is to back up (a lot) of data from the OS X machine to the server. However, that does not seem to work, as it seems never all the data is transferred - no luck whatever I try.
To not make it overly complicated, let's just concentrate on my music library in /Users/me/Music/iTunes.
The recent try I did was to use ftp (ncftp on the client, vsftpd on ubuntu) After the ftp put -R iTunes I have:
on OS X: Total Size 43,09 GB 10289 Items on Ubuntu : Total Size 37,58 GB 9293 Items
Why is that so? This data cannot be correct, right? Or am I missing something?
I have tried:
- smb (drag and drop the folders)
There are always a few GB(!) missing and a whole lot of files (the number varies, however). In my desperation, I even tried to use git...but alas, in the case of my Music library it bails out early as it cannot handle that much data.
Has someone any idea why I seemingly are not able to make a good backup of my files over the network? Am I doing someting wrong? I understand that sizes may differ from file system to filesystem, but they wont in the GB range, will they?
Any ideas how to solve this?
Thank you for any hints.