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WARNING: psync and MS-DOS partitions
Authored by: tcurtin on Jul 11, '03 01:27:52PM

Just a warning to all - psync does not handle syncing to windows partitions at all well. Icon files get dropped, as do files containing many special characters. (':' for one, which is found quite often.)

In other good news, backing up to HFS+ partitions seems to be much quicker than FAT_32.

I tried backing up my hard drive to an external firewire drive with one single large fat_32 partition created on my windows box. Luckily I noticed the error messages, and decided to try reformatting into 1/2 HFS+ and 1/2 MS-DOS. Do a search on FAT32 for a hint describing one way to make two partitions for this purpose. In addition to that hint, another good command-line utility is diskutil - type 'man diskutil' in a terminal window for help, and be very careful - its powerful!

Hope that helps - enjoy!



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