I started a big file transfer and it's taken a long time. I checked the disk activity with nmon and it says the (NTFS) disk is being 100 % busy and read and write speeds are at zero.

I used cp -r myFolder/ newLocation/ to copy the files.

Is it stuck? Can I do something about it without restarting the whole copying process?

rsync -av myFolder newLocation

It will pick up where it left off. Linux normally needs some tuning to work with NTFS smoothly.

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