On Tue 2008-09-23 17:17:21 UTC+0200, Andreas Davour ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> I've bought a usb connected disk to use as backup, and I've been > thinking about trying to make the data as available as possible. Do > anyone here have any suggestion about what kind of filesystem would be > best to use? Can ufs2 be read by linux? It looks like it from my short > persual of google hits, but it also looks kind of complicated. IS ext2 a > safer bet? Anything totally different? > > Any filesystem that can handle data from both BSD and Linux without too > much metadata mangling would do. I'm not sure about UFS support in Linux. You would probably need to ask on a Linux list. The man page for newfs says that you can create UFS1 filesystems with it, which may help with compatibility? mount_ext2fs is available in FreeBSD but I can't speak for its reliability. There is full read/write support for NTFS provided by sysutils/fusefs-ntfs in the Ports tree. I suspect there are some limitations though, eg. tighter restrictions than UFS on what characters are permitted in filenames. For making backups I would probably just use FAT32 and tar, because practically anything (not just FreeBSD & Linux) will mount FAT32 file systems, and tar should respect your file attributes (owner, group, creation timestamp, last modified timestamp, etc). _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"