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David Brant
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Access Problems

Post by David Brant » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:01 pm

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed as follows:

HDD system
/dev/sda1 - Swap 1GB
/dev/sda2 / ext4 6GB boot
/dev/sda3 /home ext4 3GB

USB for archive
/dev/sdb1 - ntfs 8GB

My aim is to make a backup of sda2 and sda3 on sdb1
and restore to a similarly partitioned new drive

Having booted with the Live SystemRescueCD 1.1.6 and typing in terminal
fdisk -l
mkdir /backup
mount /dev/sdb1 /backup
fsarchiver savefs /backup/roothome.fsa /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3

Fsarchiver 0.4.3 (2009/2/22) gives the following problem:
[errno=30, Read-only file system]
Cannot create archive /backup/roothome.fsa

My queries are:
1 To do the backup, I guess i somehow need to set the permissions to write-only or read-write for sdb1 ?
2 To do the restore, would these permissions need changing for the restore ?

Can anybody please help or advise ?

PS: I cannot find a way to save the error logs during a Live session

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Re: Access Problems

Post by Lazy_Kent » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:44 pm

I think, you should use ntfs-3g for rw access.

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ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /backup

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Re: Access Problems

Post by admin » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:57 pm

Also you should not use such an old version. A lot of problems have been fixed between 0.4.3 and 0.6.10.
An upgrade to a more recent SystemRescueCd is free.

David Brant
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Re: Access Problems

Post by David Brant » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:26 pm

Many thanks guys.

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /backup

did the trick very nicely.

I used to use Partition Image from the System RescueCD for backup and restore. However, since it cannot cope with ext4, which i now use, i am a convert to FSArchiver. It is a truly excellent bit of kit.

One happy bunny :-)

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