I have an EXT2 USB flash drive on a FreeBSD system, and it works perfectly. I have also used EXT2 filesystems on IDE drives in a USB caddy, and they work fine as well.
On September 23, 2008 04:19:06 pm andrew clarke wrote: > 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]" -- Mike Jeays http://www.jeays.ca _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"