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Old 08-20-2006, 06:37 PM
paraxelsson paraxelsson is offline
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Copying to external disk with FAT32, how

Hi,

My situation is this: I need to backup my system partition (on a Powerbook), approx. 20 gb, onto my external firewire disk (Maxtor Onetouch). If I have understood the User Guide and forum answers correctly, the best way to do this is to use SD! to create an image file on the external disk.

My problem is that the external disk also holds a lot of other files, and is formatted as FAT32. I understand that FAT32 doesn't allow file sizes above 4 gb (or something like that).

So now I would like to hear suggestions on how to move along... Is it possible to reformat the external disk to another file system (preferably NTFS, because I would like the disk to be readable by my Linux and Windows machines too), without losing the data on the disk? Or is there a way to get around the filesize restriction when copying with SD!?

Regards, Par
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