[Wolves] backing up methods

DragonMaster LUG at clews.homelinux.net
Fri May 8 10:04:33 UTC 2009

> Kevan,
> I don't intend to use the usb drive with Windows: even if Id id I would
> use
> the extfs plugin on a Windows PC. At first, I formatted the usb drive as
> ext3, but I ran into permissions problems re copying files (using cp) from
> /home to it. This seemed to be due to gconf-editor system/storage options.
> So I reformatted it as FAT32. I'll try again reformatting it as ext2.

No, I'd say you would be better off keeping the ext3 format 'cos of the
journalling capabilities.  Off the top of my head, I can't remember the
options, but I think the permissions issue needs addressing in fstab - add
user or users I think...

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