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

David Fogle djf at
Wed Jan 13 07:53:22 MST 2010

Gparted should be perfectly fine. As for the FS type, EXT3/4 should be 
fine for an external drive, although everyone has their favorite.

On 01/13/2010 09:44 AM, Thomas Evangelidis wrote:
> 2010/1/13 Paul Slootman <paul+rsync at
> <mailto: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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