How best to make daily routine backups from netbook to 2 external HD's?

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Feb 6 22:22:09 UTC 2012

On 06/02/12 21:20, Bas G. Roufs wrote:
> Hello Loukas and Everybody Else
> Thanks everybody for all the useful advise that came in so far in this 
> thread.

> Now, I come to the question for you, Loukas.
> Mark Greenwood advises me to reformat both external hard disks to EXT4 
> - at least, when using RSYNC and/or KTARDIS. Does this advise also 
> apply to LuckyBackup? In other words: can I avoid the problems I have 
> had with the NH92 if I reformat it from FAT32 to EXT4?
> For you, Mark: I am happy to reformat both external HD's to EXT4 if 
> necessary. A third small sized external HD I have for exchange of data 
> with Windows and Mac computers. Question for everybody: which format 
> is best for such a purpose: FAT32 or NTFS?
> This is it for now. Respectfully yours,
> Bas.

I am not Loukas, but why don't you simply partition your 2T drive into 3 
partitions and format each one for the file system you will be using - 
eg, Windows NTFS, Linux ext4, and MAC I don't know what they use now - 
is it still HPS?


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