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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] external hard drive for backups with multiple f
Re: [rdiff-backup-users] external hard drive for backups with multiple file systems
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:00:44 +0000
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On 12/01/11 00:55, Thomas Evangelidis wrote:
I don't know of any reason why rdiff-backup under Linux could not back
up to FAT32, but I have never tried it and personally I would stick to a
standard Linux format such as ext4.
I have an external hard drive where I would like to save my Windows
files and also create incremental backups for Linux. The problem is
that incremental backups cannot be created in the default HPFS/NTFS
file system of the hard drive. Is it possible to format the drive to a
file system (i.e. VFAT or FAT32) which would be read by Windows but
could also save Linux incremental backups? Which file system is that?
The program I use for backing up is rdiff-backup.
No problem to do this, but make the first partition on the drive NTFS,
because this is the only one that will be seen by Windows, and then the
second can be for Linux. You can probably even create the first
partition under Windows.
If there isn't any such file system, in what way could I create 2
partitions just for backing up (no OS will be installed), one of which
will be mounted by Windows (i.e. NTFS) and the other by Linux (i.e.
ext4) using a partitioning program like GParted?
If both machines (Windows and Linux) are in the same place and switched
on at the same time, then you could leave the external drive attached to
the Linux machine (and formatted for Linux), and run rdiff-backup from
the Windows machine to the Linux machine, saving the data on the
external drive. Using rdiff-backup from Windows to Linux is well tested.
I would greatly appreciate any advice!