Thanks, Bill! --- Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 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, > > cpio. > > Will this work, and is it a "good idea"? > > Sure. > > > 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 > a problem. > > > 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. > > -- > Bill Moran > http://www.potentialtech.com > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"