Convert PC Data to NSLU2 Data

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by badboyndsu, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. badboyndsu

    badboyndsu Network Guru Member

    I have a 160gb one touch with 152gb of data on it, and no way to back it up. Is there anyway to convert my NTFS drive to whatever format the NSLU2 uses with out losing my data?
  2. RoMe0610

    RoMe0610 Network Guru Member

    Just format the drive, because that can't be important data, if you don't have a backup strategy... :lol:

    Just kidding, but I would strongly recommend to think about a backup...

    If you a a linux guru, maybe you can convert the file system to 'Ext3' - don't know, if it's possible without additional (temporary) disk space.
  3. Lennox

    Lennox Network Guru Member

    With that amount of data you backing is a sensible thing to do. You might be able to temporarily store the data on one or more computers, format the drive and copy the data back on via the NSLU2.
    I would certainly recommend you to buy another USB drive if that is possible. Then you could connect the new drive to the NSLU, format it, copy the data from your ´old´ drive to the new NSLU drive, and connect the old drive als drive 2 to the NSLU, fomat that and use it with automatic backup, so that you can always have a full backup of disk 1.
    I tested this function, it works fine.
  4. badboyndsu

    badboyndsu Network Guru Member

    Lets assume I don't have any money right now for additional storage, which I don't, HA. I am looking at getting a 300gb one touch II which will solve my problem in about 30 days but right now I'm just an impatient SOB.
    I can't believe some programmer has gotten pissed off enough to write a program like this yet.
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