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THIS THREAD SPLIT OFF FROM POSTER ZILLAH'S ORIGINAL THREAD REGARDING COPYING FILES BETWEEN DRIVES, WHICH IS NOW LOCATED IN ALL THINGS WINDOWS. -ADMIN

 

 

I mirror drives with rsync. It's never failed me.

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Yes, rsync is the most reliable backup and copy tool. Set it up to run automatically with cron and you won't lose files ever.

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What format is drive D ?

 

When I was copying and backing up to NTFS drives it was common for some files to not make it. Switching to an ext4 formated drive solved that issue.

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Linux will NOT understand NTFS. If you want to transfer Linux files to another drive and you want that drive to also be compatible with Windows, you must format it as FAT32. If nothing Windows is going on that drive, then EXT3 or 4 is fine. For pure data storage and no OS on the drive I often format as plain ol' EXT2.

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Rsync for daily backups and clonezilla for OS snapshots every 3 months.

 

Linux will NOT understand NTFS.

 

Yes, it will. I access NTFS formatted drives all the time at work with Linux. They are even bitlocker encrypted (I use dislocker to unlock them using key).

 

All you need to do is install ntfs-3g and your set. Most distros come with it enabled out of the box.

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"All you need to do is install ntfs-3g and your set. Most distros come with it enabled out of the box."

 

Umm... yes. I meant without any help Linux does not understand NTFS. I didn't say it couldn't be done. :)

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"All you need to do is install ntfs-3g and your set. Most distros come with it enabled out of the box."

 

Umm... yes. I meant without any help Linux does not understand NTFS. I didn't say it couldn't be done. :)

 

I was kind of wondering as I figured that you knew that for sure.

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Well, being a Slacker, ntfs-g3 is NOT enabled out-of-the-box. That's OK, though, because I never use it. My Windows and Linux are totally separate on my systems. I use a common folder that is formatted to FAT32 for carp that I use in common for the two OS's; which isn't much these days because Windows in 99.99% just for gaming. About the only thing that gets sent to the common folder are mods, addons, and patches for the games I play. I d-load from Moddb online using Linux and then save them to the common folder to use later in Windows. My Windows, as you remember, doesn't have any Internet access at all... on porpoise. ;)

 

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What about the fat32 size limit? I probably would of used exFAT as it can be read like fat but it doesn't have the filesize limitation.

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Meh... I've never had any issues with that limit.

 

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root@ericsbane07/home/vtel57:# fdisk -l

 

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes (primary Linux drive)

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors

Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk identifier: 0x00092230

 

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 16384 102416383 51200000 83 Linux

/dev/sda2 102432768 307232767 102400000 83 Linux

/dev/sda3 307249152 962609151 327680000 83 Linux

/dev/sda4 962625536 976773119 7073792 82 Linux swap

 

Disk /dev/sdc: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes (primary Windows drive)

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors

Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk identifier: 0x4c91ba79

 

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sdc1 * 20480 245780479 122880000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

/dev/sdc2 245800960 625141759 189670400 b W95 FAT32

 

Disk /dev/sdd: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes (mirrored w/ Clonezilla Windows drive)

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors

Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk identifier: 0x00058071

 

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sdd1 20480 245780479 122880000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

/dev/sdd2 245800960 625141759 189670400 b W95 FAT32

 

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes (mirrored w/ rsync Linux drive)

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors

Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk identifier: 0x0006d45c

 

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sdb1 16384 102416383 51200000 83 Linux

/dev/sdb2 102432768 307232767 102400000 83 Linux

/dev/sdb3 307249152 962609151 327680000 83 Linux

/dev/sdb4 962625536 976773119 7073792 82 Linux swap

 

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A FAT32 partition cannot be created that is larger than 32GB. A file cannot be transferred to a FAT32 partition if the file is larger than 4GB.

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Hmm... well, my FAT32 partitions are both 194GB and they've been working fine and dandy since I set them up in 2013. The largest files I have stored on them are some ISO's... about 3G each. I can drag/drop files/folders between my /home partition in Slackware (ext4) to the common partition (FAT32) and back again all day long. It's a fsckin' miracle! :)

 

(parted) print

Model: Unknown (unknown)

Disk /dev/sdc2: 194GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: loop

Disk Flags:

 

Number Start End Size File system Flags

1 0.00B 194GB 194GB fat32

 

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(parted) print

Model: Unknown (unknown)

Disk /dev/sdd2: 194GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: loop

Disk Flags:

 

Number Start End Size File system Flags

1 0.00B 194GB 194GB fat32

 

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Umm... OK. :)

 

 

I was just referring to the size of your harddrive. I am just accustomed to moving larger files, ~10-20gb apiece, so I didn't really think about you not requiring xfat or ntfs.

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32GB is the FAT32 partition size limit imposed by Microsoft for Windows since Win2000. It's not possible to create larger using Windows built-in tools.

It is possible to create up to 2TB using 3rd party tools such as GParted.

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Hmm... well, my FAT32 partitions are both 194GB and they've been working fine and dandy since I set them up in 2013. The largest files I have stored on them are some ISO's... about 3G each. I can drag/drop files/folders between my /home partition in Slackware (ext4) to the common partition (FAT32) and back again all day long. It's a fsckin' miracle! :)

 

(parted) print

Model: Unknown (unknown)

Disk /dev/sdc2: 194GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: loop

Disk Flags:

 

Number Start End Size File system Flags

1 0.00B 194GB 194GB fat32

 

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(parted) print

Model: Unknown (unknown)

Disk /dev/sdd2: 194GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: loop

Disk Flags:

 

Number Start End Size File system Flags

1 0.00B 194GB 194GB fat32

 

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Cool wallpaper Brutha! You just know he and Vinnie are jamming together again, right?!

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