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Old 03-24-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
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External drive will not backup when formatted to VFAT32


I am using Redhat 9.0. We are backing up to an external Western Digital 120 gig drive. When I format it to ext3 it stores no problems, but when I format the WD120 to VFAT32, and then try to store files to the external drive it seizes up?

Can anyone tell me why it's having a problem backing up to VFAT?

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Do you have fat support in your kernel and can you mount and look in the drive.


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