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Old 07-03-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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Tar Permission Problem


I'm trying to move a tar file from my ext3 linux box onto a FAT32 usb flash drive but keep getting

mv: failed to preserve ownership for `/dir/blah.tar.gz': Operation not permitted
 
Old 07-03-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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Hi,

This is normal, as there are no file permissions and ownership for a fat32 filesystem

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Is there a way to overcome this as I need to backup some important files to the flash drive.
 
Old 07-04-2010, 04:35 AM   #4
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It's not a problem. If you ever want to restore the backup, on a linux partition the ownership and the file attributes will be preserved.
 
  


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