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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:23 am 
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Hello..

Not entirely sure what flavour of NAS i have but it is model no HS-DH500GL.

The issue is that it is about a third full and never been backed up. Its a few years old now so i thought id better back it up.

So i bought a Samsung M3 USB drive which comes ready formatted to NTFS.

I had thought that all i would have to do would be to plug it into the usb port and run the backup routine from the NAS web interface but no,it keeps coming up with fail.

If i finally get it working what will happen? Will i get the contents of the NAS replicated on the USB drive or will it be in some kind of compressed back up file format?

Would i be better off copying/pasting?

Thanks all


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:09 pm 
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First, HS-DHGL is pretty old and according to our wiki,
PPC based.
You won't have any luck with a disk formatted with a
Windows only filesystem like NTFS.
If you don't have any files bigger than 4 GB, you can
use FAT32 and do a simple copy of your valuable data.
If there are files bigger than 4 GB, you have to use a
"known" Linux filesystem which is "readable" by Windows
via a dedicated filesystem driver.
The "only" working Linux filesystem driver for Windows
I am aware of, is ExtFs; so ext2 or ext3 (NOT ext4)
should be the filesystem of your choice for this task,
if you want to do the copy via the USB interface.

If you accept a longer transfer time, attach the disk to
a Windows PC and copy via file explorer.
No need to change from NTFS to any other filesystem
then.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:21 pm 
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Thank you..i have attached the USB drive to my lappy and have copied over using explorer.

What is the file system used on the linkstation drive then ?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:53 am 
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Internally, it is XFS for the data partition and
ext2 for boot and userland (userland was XFS
also in former times).

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RAID (no matter which level) never ever substitutes a backup. (me)


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