01-27-2009 12:45 PM
I have a Buffalo FlexNet hd-ce640lu2-us which I'm hoping can be formatted with linux ext2 or ext3 while retaining the ethernet functionality additionally I'm hoping it can be updated via the rsync file-replication daemon from a remote linux machine.
I keep seeing this statement in the forums,
"The unit has to stay fat32 to keep both functions, the operating system on the unit is Linux and can not run in NTFS."
however, I'm wondering if since OS Seems to be linux based, can I format the partition EXT2 or 3 and still retain the network access feature?
I'm also wondering if rsync is (or can be installed) on the drivestation?
I have already formatted the device via usb as ext3 but am no longer able to access the http interface, however, that is potentually due to my forgetting to copy the smb configuration file and Share folder back to the device after formatting. If the the smb dot-configuration file one-level above the Share folder is critical is there some way I can get a new file?
From reading the forums it looks like I should be able to access the http interface if I reformat the device to FAT32 (vfat?) if there is no ext2 based solution.
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01-28-2009 09:13 AM
07-16-2009 02:48 PM
I had the same question, my goal here is to be able to use my Flexnet 500g (HD-CE500LU2) from my linux computers without the FAT32 compatibility problems (such as timestamp and access rights)
So, here is the real easy question. Can we format the drive using ext2/ext3 and still get the Samba shares working ?
I mean, I don't want to use this drive as a USB drive but I may end up doing that as the FAT32 limitation is a real pain for me (all my network is running under linux and I don't want to be stuck with the old fat32...)
07-23-2009 12:16 AM - edited 07-23-2009 12:25 AM
I can forward up a feature request for you but no promises on this one.
Hi, will you please send a feature request for me too? (I'm hoping that if enough customers ask, this will get bumped up in priority.) I have an HD-CE1.0TLU2 and I too am running GNU/Linux on all my systems. I much prefer the increased reliability of the ext3 journaling filesystem over fat32. It would also resolve FAT32 compatibility issues with file ownership, and significantly reduce fragmentation issues. Lastly, many GNU/Linux distributions offer DVD ISO's, which of course exceed FAT32's 4GB file size limitation. So I'd be thrilled to see this happen.
Thanks so much!
09-30-2009 10:52 AM
At this time it is a Fat32 solution. If you format it back to fat then run the firmware update it will install operating system to enable the NAS feature. Rsync is built into the NAS portion of the drive however can not be installed on a standard drive station.
I would like to connect via Rsync to my 1TB DriveStation FlexNet (in NAS mode of course). However, I don't see any reference to this feature in the user guide documentation. Is the rsync daemon running by default? If not how do I enable it?
09-30-2009 12:33 PM