L Goodwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Here's another round of dumb questions for ya:
> Can USB jump drives be used to back-up a Samba share?
> If so, what do I need to do to prepare the USB drive
> to accept files?
> Since I don't really need to compress or encrypt, I
> was thinking about simply copying the entire directory
> tree using the cp command, instead of using dump, tar,
> Will this work, and is it a "good idea"?
> The filesystem to be backed up is a single common UFS
> shared via Samba. All PC users have access to the same
> set of files (no user-specific directories). The files
> to be backed up are Word, Excel, PDF, etc.
Every jump drive I've seen comes pre-formatted as FAT-32. The only
problem with this is you'll lose POSIX file permissions when you copy
the files. If you're not using the file permissions, then it isn't
> I don't want to buy the drives until I know if it will
> work and how to do it. Do I need to UFS format the
> drives? I assume the drive will have to be mounted
> like any other drive...
It's your choice. You can leave the drive formatted FAT-32 for compat
with other OSen, or you can newfs it to a ufs filesystem to maintain
unix-style file permissions.
In my experience, jump drives behave just like any other drive.
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