After reading comments by Schelte, I am experimenting with a 20GB
drive mounted in a USB caddy, connected direct to LS2. Don't seem to
be able to do incremental/differential back ups; only complete
backups of whatever directories you select. User Guide for LS did not
Does anyone know if this is possible? Or may be there is a back-up
utility out there?!
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
, Schelte Bron <sbron@...>
> Interesting how people are afraid to use code that is still
> being worked on because it is "under development". Then, if
> it's not being worked on anymore people don't want to use it
> because the project "has been abandoned".
> Face it, every piece of software (except for maybe some very
> small programs) has bugs. Windows XP has lots of them and you
> apparently have no reservations to use that.
> Anyway, you only seem to need very basic functionality: The
> ability to read your files if the LS2 should ever fail. I would
> be very surprised if that doesn't work.
> And now is a very good time to test it, while there's no data
> on your LaCie yet. Just format it as the LS likes to have it,
> make a backup and check if you can read it with the ext2 driver
> on you XP PC. If you can't, file a bug against the ext2fsd
> project. If it takes too long for the bug to be fixed you can
> always reformat the LaCie to VFAT or NTFS and start struggling
> with that.
> On Wednesday 20 June 2007 19:03, bluemax_101 wrote:
> > Thanks Schelte :-)
> > Looks as if it has a few bugs. It is still under development.
> > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Schelte Bron
> > <sbron@>
> > wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 20 June 2007 16:28, bluemax_101 wrote:
> > > > I bought a LaCie external HD with the same capacity as my
> > > > LS2. Idea was to use it for backing up files that took me
> > > > a long time to rip from CDs.
> > > >
> > > > But now find that if I plug the LaCie to the back of LS2,
> > > > I have to format it in Linux. If I did that and if one
> > > > day LS2 fail, I won't be able to plug the LaCie into the
> > > > PC, cos XP won't recognise it.
> > > >
> > > > So the only option is to connect the LaCie to PC and
> > > > format it in FAT or NTFS. Then copy files over from LS2
> > > > via the PC into LaCie.
> > >
> > > No it's not. There are ext2/ext3 file system drivers
> > > available for windows. Like:
> > > http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd
> > >
> > > Note: I haven't tried it myself, because I don't use
> > > windows.
> > >
> > >
> > > Schelte.