cannot backup to external disk with rsync, create hard links of add w permissions

Thomas Evangelidis tevang3 at
Wed Jan 13 07:44:09 MST 2010

2010/1/13 Paul Slootman <paul+rsync at <paul%2Brsync at>>

> On Wed 13 Jan 2010, Thomas Evangelidis wrote:
> > I want to backup my Documents directory and instead of copying everything
> to
> > my external disk I tried to use this command line to create an
> incremental
> > backup with rsync on my external disk:
> You _did_ format the external disk with a filesystem that understands
> hardlinks, yes? Such disks usually come preformatted with FAT which
> doesn't support many Unix concepts.
>  <>

Good point! What's the recommended filesystem? Which tool do you suggest for
reformatting, is GParted ok?
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