rsync and caps on FAT32 disk

Wojtek.Pilorz wpilorz at
Mon Oct 24 12:54:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Alban Taraire wrote:
> Subject: rsync and caps on FAT32 disk
> hello,
> I plan to use rsync for backing up my data to a FAT32 USB disk. I'm running 
> the last Mandriva linux 2006 and my filesystem is ext8 using UFT-8 charset.
> I run into a problem with some of my folders that have full caps names on the 
> ext3 disk (/home/foo/BAR/ for example). 

> I don't know how to solve this problem (except avoiding in the future to use 
> full caps names for directories, but this is not a user-friendly solution...)
> Note : if i have a /home/foo/Bar/ it works perfectly. I only saw the problem 
> with full caps names.
> Thanks,
> Alban
Could you try 

option when mounting FAT32 disk?
I am not sure which one would be best, but any of them should better than 
the default of shortname=lower.

Or you could use tar/tar.lzo or loopback filesystem on FAT32 (if it needs 
to be FAT32).


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