[clug] ntfs-3g anyone?

Chris Smart clug at christophersmart.com
Fri Jun 24 07:31:15 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 09:27:10AM +1000, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>I use ntfs because I need to have the disk used on both linux and windows.
>If this is an ntfs issue then I will consider splitting the large files and
>use FAT32.

You could always split the backup disk into two partitions, one for
Linux and one for Windows. Personally I wouldn't rely on NTFS for my
Linux backups (especially if you haven't tarballed them up).

Or perhaps you could format it ext4 and backup Windows from Linux.

Or perhaps put it on a small embedded device and backup over the

Anyway, what I was actually wondering was whether the drive works
reliably under Windows or whether it see similar problems? And also
whether you have similar problems running it on Linux with ext4.

That might help to eliminate hardware and/or ntfs-3g.


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