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Old 01-17-2009, 11:12 AM
Schalke04 Schalke04 is offline
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Exclamation Backup to cheap network drive impossible?

Here comes a quote from the user manual:
Itís very important that the network drive support files larger than
4GB. FAT32-based servers or NAS devices will not work, and fail
pretty spectacularly when this limit is reached.
Please ensure the network volume is HFS+, NTFS or ext3, all of which
support large files."

And this is a summary of what I have found out:
Most cheap network drives run on a mini Linux distro which can only handle FAT32. It is possible to create a HFS+, NTFS or ext3 partition on the hard drive, but the network drive will just see this partition as used space and it will therefore be impossible to create a sparse image on this partition. Therefore it is impossible to back-up to (most) cheap network disks.

The above is my conclusion after days of searching the web, reading manuals and trying things out with my network disk. I would love it if someone could prove me wrong, since that would mean that I could start using my network disk for back-ups. I did purchase the thing (mostly) for that.......

Looking forward to someone's reply.

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