New hard drive issue - help!
I have a scsi box with an 18gig drive and a 37 gig drive; I just installed a new 73 gig drive. All three are recognized at the hardware level.
I partitioned it with cfdisk /dev/sdc. Everything went fine.
I then did a mke2fs -c -j -v -L jobs /dev/sdc1 to make an ext3 file system with a disk label of "jobs". Again, all went fine.
I then created my mount point mkdir /data and mounted the new drive with mount /dev/sdc1 /data. So far so good.
When I copy files from the 37 gig to the new 73 gig drive, they almost double in size...I have a LOT of small files that I need to move.
For example, one directory that went over had 1967 files & 87 directories, with an actual size of 2,704,277,504 bytes on the old drive. On the new drive, it grew to use an actual 4,424,990,720 bytes!
How do I fix this? I have spent hours going through man pages, the ldp pages, etc, and cannot find the answer. I am sure it has to do with either the # of inodes or the size of the blocks, but I am not sure, and do not know how to change it.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!