> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Bill Moran > Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 6:17 PM > To: L Goodwin > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: Backing up Samba share to USB jump drive? > > > 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.
Use the tar program on the UNIX system to save your files then copy them over, this will preserve permissions, etc. Ted _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"