[clug] ntfs-3g anyone?

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Sun Jun 26 01:42:48 UTC 2016

On 26/06/16 10:33, Chris Smart wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:00:19PM +1000, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>> On 24/06/16 21:39, Chris Smart wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 07:05:34PM +1000, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>>> On 24/06/16 17:31, Chris Smart wrote:
>>>>> Or perhaps you could format it ext4 and backup Windows from Linux.
>>>> I back up windows with clonezilla, booted using pxe. Clonezilla is good
>>>> when I need to replace the boot/root disk in a hurry. It is a stand alone
>>>> recovery image.
>>> Then why does it need to be NTFS?
>> I want to be able to access it in the odd case when I have access only to a
>> windows machine (e.g. when I travel and my laptop is not available). Did not
>> happen yet... Not a strong argument, I know.
> OK, but if your backup is a CloneZilla image, then presumably you would
> run CloneZilla to restore it to another disk? I'm not sure how easy it
> would be to access a CloneZilla image on Windows.

I do both the backup and the restore on the laptop (runs w8,.1) after booting
off pxe (at home) or off a USB thumbdrive (on the road). When travelling I
carry a thumbdrive (64GB is enough) that boots clonezilla and holds the latest
image of the laptop taken before I leave home.

I also carry a thumbdrive with my usual desktop (f22) that I boot the laptop
with when I need a trusted system or when I need to do something non-trivial.

I had one case where the laptop disk failed while on a trip. I did not have
the image then so had to complete the trip using my (Android) tablet. I did
not enjoy that at all.

We are now way off topic (ntfs failures) and may be something to chat about
next CLUG meeting: how one manages computing on the road, especially when
one does, at times, need windows. What mobile backup/restore/DR people


> Anyway, just an idea.
> -c

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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