Ubuntu, XFS and Buffalo NAS
I use a NAS as my main drive to maintain my datas shared against my computers (and to not have to make copies when changing it). But my Buffallo crashed a disk for the second time (the same one, I think it’s corrupted and I’ll try to have it replaced by the support).
But before sending it back to consumer’s service, I want to have my datas back on a XFS . No way to copy files from Winows. Fortunately, I have a dual boot with Ubuntu, that natively can read XFS 😉 . so below are the steps to achieve the copy process :. So I wanted to use the safe disk to copy files on a third drive. The problem is that the disks use
Get the packages to support XFS :
# sudo apt-get install xfsprogs # sudo apt-get install xfsdump # sudo apt-get install gparted
Now you have to identify the partition to mount : use gparted
You can use the drop down list on the top right to select your, then you’ll see the list of partition; just identify your partition with XFS filesystem (/dev/sdd6 in my case).
So next step is to edit /etc/fstab to specify the mount characteristic (filesystem type : xfs and associated mount point : /media/whatYouWant ) ; just add the line above
/dev/sdd6 /media/MyXFSDrive xfs defaults 0 0
No create the mount point for your drive and mount it :
# sudo mkdir/media/MyXFSDrive # sudo mount /dev/sdd6
It’s finished, you can access your drive and make your backups.