Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD

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Lilmothiit
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Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD

Post by Lilmothiit » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:08 am

I've done a fresh install of Linux Mint 19, and made a back up using the built in backup tool. Then I tried to make a copy of the backup file (a .tar folder) to my USB for safe keepings. It failed to copy. When I clicked on "show more details" in the error message, it said "Error splicing file: File too large"

Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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Re: Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD

Post by Mattyboy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:50 am

Lilmothiit wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:08 am
"Error splicing file: File too large"
Well I guess the first thing to ask is.. is the file too large?

How big is your .tar file?
Whats the available space on your USB?


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Re: Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD

Post by jpenguin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:13 pm

I recommend exFAT for most flash drives; on Linux you have to install its FUSE module. Look in synaptic for it

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Re: Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD

Post by Lilmothiit » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:02 pm

The .tar file is 6.2 gig, the USB is 64 gig with 57 gig of free space.

The USB is FAT32 - so that's my problem. How do i format the USB to be exFAT? Using Linux Mint 19's built in USB formatter only gives me the options of FAT32, NTFS, and EXT4. I need something that is compatible with both windows and Linux.

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Re: Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD

Post by jpenguin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:10 pm

NTFS & ExFAT are both available for win & Linux. NTFS has permissions, exfat doesn't

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sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
I like gparted, but you can also https://www.maketecheasier.com/format-e ... buntu/amp/

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Re: Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD

Post by Mattyboy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:23 am

Lilmothiit wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:02 pm
The .tar file is 6.2 gig, the USB is 64 gig with 57 gig of free space.

The USB is FAT32 - so that's my problem. How do i format the USB to be exFAT? Using Linux Mint 19's built in USB formatter only gives me the options of FAT32, NTFS, and EXT4. I need something that is compatible with both windows and Linux.
Install gparted from the software manager, use it to format the drive in NTFS.

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