Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

What volume format should I use for a 3 TB external USB hard drive that will be used to store Mac OS X 10.5.8  Time Machine & Retrospect backups?

Posted on 2011-02-16
7
Medium Priority
?
1,129 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
What volume format should I use for a 3 TB external USB hard drive that will be used to store Mac OS X 10.5.8  Time Machine & Retrospect backups?

The four options that I am given are Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended, Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled), & Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive).

Which Volume Format option should I choose?


Drive-Format-options.png
0
Comment
Question by:Knowledgeable
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
meko72 earned 336 total points
ID: 34908081
When I installed my wifes external Harddrive on her mac book for backups and storage I used  Extended (Journaled) and she has not had any problems.
0
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:jmeggers
jmeggers earned 336 total points
ID: 34908121
I usually use journaled, but from what I've read that's only necessary if the drive will be used as a boot drive.  Non-journaled seems to be fine for general storage.  I'm not enough of a hardware geek to know whether there would be a problem doing journaled on a drive for backups.
0
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:strung
strung earned 664 total points
ID: 34908780
Definitely Extended (Journaled). See: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2355?viewlocale=en_US
0
Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:noxcho
noxcho earned 332 total points
ID: 34916169
Does Retrospect support HFS+ file system?
0
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:strung
strung earned 664 total points
ID: 34916185
Yes. HFS+ is the native Mac format.
0
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:mccrick
mccrick earned 332 total points
ID: 34916343
also: not case sensitive, that could be considered a geeky server setting and could cause the average home user a lot of grief.
0
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:strung
ID: 34916361
Well put.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A common question or need, when setting-up a new Mac for someone would be to make all of the applications, installed, available from the dock. Many people often do not realize an application is installed unless it is in the dock. Creating a custo…
Are you looking to clear some space on your phone for the latest iOS 8 update? Did you switch to Spotify so you no longer need to keep music native on your phone? Run out of space for taking photos while in the middle of vacation? Sometimes the quic…
Users will learn how resize a batch of photos from a single command in Photoshop via Photoshop's Image Processor. Open up an Image you'd like to resize in Adobe Photoshop: Adjust the image size according to your preferences. Image > Adjustments > …
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question