Linux ext2/ext3 support

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davosmith
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Linux ext2/ext3 support

Post by davosmith » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:49 am

Any chance of being able to directly backup files on my Linux partitions? There is code freely available to enable reading from these partitions and it would help me with my computer backups.

Barry
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Backup Linux drives

Post by Barry » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:14 pm

AISBackup can access Linux drives over a network (e.g. Samba) and there are third party tools to allow access to Linux drives on the local PC (for example, a dual boot environment)

http://www.fs-driver.org/

However, I can see a problem in that Linux filenames are case senstive, so we would have to do some work here. There may be issues backing up Linux security information (equivalent to NTFS access rights etc), however, this probably does not matter for data backups.

Barry

Barry
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AISbackup pre release 2.5

Post by Barry » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:00 pm

Pre Release 2.5 enables backup of EXT partitions when using a Windows driver.

http://www.aiscl.co.uk/aisbackupbeta.php

Barry

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