I’ve got a new 1TB drive for backups and I was thinking about using FAT32 as the file system so both my Mac and my Linux box can mount it. Is there any disadvantage to using FAT32 instead of the native file system?
Does anyone know of another file system that both OSX and Linux can mount?
Does FAT32 support TB partitions? You may have to break it up into multiple partitions. Also FAT32 has severely limited max file size 4Gig If I recall.
Apparently it does because I already formatted the entire disk. I tried Btrfs also but my Mac can’t read it.
On Tue 10 Dec 2013 08:56:02 PM CST, pilotgi wrote:
Does anyone know of another file system that both OSX and Linux can
HFS plus should work… don’t use fat…
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no mac does not about that FS. How about NTFS Linux will work with that does the Mac?
On 2013-12-10 21:56, pilotgi wrote:
> I’ve got a new 1TB drive for backups and I was thinking about using
> FAT32 as the file system so both my Mac and my Linux box can mount it.
> Is there any disadvantage to using FAT32 instead of the native file
FAT can not store Linux permissions, so you can not create Linux backups
there - unless you use archives, like “.tar”.
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Wow, can’t believe I never tried that before. I just mounted another drive with an HFS+ partition and 13.1 sees it just fine. Problem solved!
Thanks for the tip but I don’t use Windows.