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Re: [SLE] FAT32 has not 2GB file-size restriction!
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <ptilopteri@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 13:06:22 -0500
  • Message-id: <20050206180622.GA7806@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> [02-06-05 13:02]:
> On Sunday 06 February 2005 09:43, Kevin Krieser wrote:
> > FAT32 has a 4 gig file size limit.
> >
> > Too bad, in my opinion, else it would make a better "common"
> > filesystem to use for external hard drives, especially backup drives,
> > that could otherwise be shared between Windows and Linux.
>
> FAT file systems lack ownership and sufficient permission attributes to
> serve as a backup format for Linux or Unix file systems unless you're
> willing to save that information explicitly, say by putting the
> individual files into TAR archives.

And utilities exist that provide access to some (ext2 for one) *nix
file systems from windoz.
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