so then:
run cfdisk and then:

     mkfs.ext3 <device> -L<name>

so if I forget to unnmount it fsck won't be necessary.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 3:32 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I usually use a backup drive bigger than all my drives, that way I can
> keep older versions of my backups.
>
> ////
>
> Won't work, the reason I'm going to be using the 64 gig sd card is I ran
> out of space on my 32 gig usb drive.
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 12:44 PM, Bob Elzer <bob.el...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Just a thought, but not counting the flash drive,  what are the size of
>> your disks?
>>
>> I usually use a backup drive bigger than all my drives, that way I can
>> keep older versions of my backups.
>>
>> I do a daily rsync of my data files and then tar them to a single file.
>>
>> Plus I make an fsarchiver copy of the OS drive.
>>
>> This way if I mess something up and a backup happens before I realize it,
>> I can get an older good copy.
>>
>> On Sep 16, 2016 5:24 AM, "Michael" <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I was sitting here considering how one names drives. I did it once but
>>> it was at least a year ago and my memory is bad (at it's best). And so I
>>> was going to google 'name filesystem' or something like that when that
>>> little voice inside my head cried out 'label'. So I opened a terminal and
>>> 'apropos label' and discovered that little voice inside my head can
>>> sometimes be right!
>>>
>>> Anyways, there are a few options I could use. I still want to retain
>>> msdos properties so I can switch it between machines and..... wait! This is
>>> for my backup drive on a 64gig sd card. So I can make it a linux filesystem!
>>> So then:
>>>
>>> first make a partition on the device with cfdisk (ref linux fromscratch)
>>> then
>>>
>>>      mkfs.ext2 <device> -L<name>
>>>
>>> Do I need to do anything else because of the size of the card?
>>> Should I do a different filesystem type?
>>>
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