[ILUG] Backing up a X3 partition
ruairi at tech-mad.org
Sun Jan 11 11:11:02 GMT 2004
On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 21:51, fuzzbucket wrote:
> Darragh wrote:
> > I don't mind what tool I use as long as it does it right and I can
> > back it up to /mnt/vfat/ which is where the fat32 partition is
> > mounted. I'm about to mess around with the gnome speech package and
> > I know that I'll probably mess something up.
> FAT32 doesn't support UNIX type file permissions (the owner changes to
> root & all files appear +x) so it depends on what type of files. I guess
> archiving tools like tar would maintain permissions.
> I keep my music, vids, gimp art etc. on FAT partitions I never bothered
> to reformat without any major issues.
GNU tar supports maintaining permissions using the switch "-p" or
"--preserve-permissions". Obviously, using dd would also maintain
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