[SATLUG] External Drive Shared by Mounting with sshfs - Which Drive Format - FAT32 or ???

Robert Pearson e2eiod at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 23:54:10 CDT 2010


On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 3:47 PM, Daniel Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org> wrote:
> On May 21, 2010, at 2:35 PM, Robert Pearson wrote:
>
>> I plan to use the sshfs procedure for mounting and syncing the drives.
>> Probably rsync will actually do the sync.
>> Should I just format these drives with JFS?
>> Is there something like FAT32 only better to use now?
>
> The only reason to use FAT or NTFS is if you want cross platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) support. If you're just doing Linux, then use whatever you're comfortable with. I've been happy with ext4, personally, but whatever floats your boat.
>
> As for sshfs+rsync, there's no need. You can do rsync over ssh like this:
>
> rsync -[various flags] -e ssh /orig/path/ user at host:/dst/path/
>
> In my experience that is faster because it's not doing the additional FUSE stuff on top of the already intensive SSH encryption/decryption. Further, if you're not actually syncing the data and plan on moving it once, just use scp:
>
> scp -R /orig/path/ user at host:/dst/path/
>
> Daniel--
> _______________________________________________


Daniel,

Thanks for this reply. It is excellent and to the point. A big help...


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