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Depending on the backup method used in raspiBackup you should choose the right filesystem on your backup partition. Following table lists the different filesystems per backup method.

impossible: not possible, restricted: limited, possible: possible, plus: suggested

2G limit: Backup files can not be larger than 2G

 

 

Local backup partitions

Any backup partitions connected locally to the system. I.e. USB disk, USB SSD or USB stick

  dd tar rsync
fat16

restricted

 (2GB Limit)

restricted

 (2G Limit)

impossible
fat32 possible possible impossible
exFat possible possible impossible
ntfs possible possible

impossible

ext2/3/4 plus plus plus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote  backup partitions

Any backup partitions accessed from remote. I.e. smba/cifs or nfs.

  dd tar rsync
smb/cifs possible possible

restricted

Works if you use a loop device.

See here for details.

nfs possible possible

plus

ACLs are also saved if you use a loop device.

See here for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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