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Old 11-22-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy "Not on the same file system" error


I saw on the net messages about a bug "Not on the same files system" in Gnome, but I was not paying much attention until I get similar strange behavior. The bulk of my extra RAID-type HD space (1.33TB total) is formatted as one volume group "data" and it is mounted upon boot to /data directory. Initially I was collecting chunks of data in this directory (folders, files) without much order, but then I wanted to make it more orderly by creating subdirectories, like /data/Assembly, /data/RefMap and so on. I created just a few such subdirectoies and consolidated in there already existing data files and data folders. Suddenly, attempts to move another group of files and folder into a just created directory failed with message: Error Not on the same files system" while moving "/data/new file". Since then any attempts to move existing files/folder into a newly subdirectory produce the same message. Moving files into already created directories continue to work just fine, but not into any newly created subdirectory. Similarly, a new file created in /data can be moved into any subsidrecories created earlier, but not into any new subdirectory. The same beghavior from a user or root account and after reboot. Deleting and creating new files and subdirectories in /data is not a problem, only moving into any newly created subdirectory. Does anyone encountered similar problem? Any advice how to overcome this bug - if this is a bug indeed?


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Old 11-22-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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The first thing that springs to MY mind is that there
are symlinks involved. They are certainly limited to
"the same filesystem".

Have a look at the directories you were trying to copy.
(Not that I know the first thing about Gnome or Nauseous,
errrh, Nautilus).



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