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    Default Backup drive recommendation

    I'm looking for a usb or some type of drive to backup my systems. I looked
    at some of the drives for windows and OS10, but did not find any that say
    they work with linux. I am using openSUSE 11.0, 10.3 (dual boot) 11.0 is
    production and 10.3 will be converted to 11.1 for testing.

    Any recommendations?
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    Russ
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    Rikishi 42 NNTP User

    Default Re: Backup drive recommendation

    On 2008-07-24, russbucket <russbucket@nwi.net> wrote:
    > I'm looking for a usb or some type of drive to backup my systems. I looked
    > at some of the drives for windows and OS10, but did not find any that say
    > they work with linux. I am using openSUSE 11.0, 10.3 (dual boot) 11.0 is
    > production and 10.3 will be converted to 11.1 for testing.


    Any USB drive will do, really.

    They usually come formatted in FAT or NTFS. You best use those "as is", if
    you want to exchange files with non-Linux machines.

    For a backup (think rsync), just reormat it to ext2/3. That will allow you
    to keep Linux file properties, such as ownership and rights.


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    Default Re: Backup drive recommendation

    Rikishi 42 wrote:

    > On 2008-07-24, russbucket <russbucket@nwi.net> wrote:
    >> I'm looking for a usb or some type of drive to backup my systems. I
    >> looked at some of the drives for windows and OS10, but did not find any
    >> that say they work with linux. I am using openSUSE 11.0, 10.3 (dual boot)
    >> 11.0 is production and 10.3 will be converted to 11.1 for testing.

    >
    > Any USB drive will do, really.
    >
    > They usually come formatted in FAT or NTFS. You best use those "as is", if
    > you want to exchange files with non-Linux machines.
    >
    > For a backup (think rsync), just reormat it to ext2/3. That will allow you
    > to keep Linux file properties, such as ownership and rights.
    >
    >

    Thanks I'll look at the usb drives. Files. etc to Windoes and Vista is not
    areal issue. I'm more interested in backup of /home etc. So resync should
    work.

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