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Re: [SLE] FAT32 has not 2GB file-size restriction!
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 09:53:45 -0800
  • Message-id: <200502060953.45781.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
Kevin,

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.


Randall Schulz

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