I have a LinkStation Duo Buffalo acting as a NAS. I have connected a external HDD and would like to setup daily backup. I have extracted the information from user manual page 49.
For best results, USB hard drives connected to the LinkStation for backup should be formatted with
XFS or EXT3. If a hard disk connected to LinkStation is formatted in FAT 32 or FAT 16, the following
You cannot back up more than 2 GB of data per file in FAT 16 and more than 4 GB of data per file
in FAT 32.
Files created by Mac OS X cannot be backed up, since they contains character not allowed by
FAT 32 or FAT 16.
All machine in the environment runs windows 7 and 8.1.
What is the best format system to use on the external HDD so in case of Buffalo failure I could simply connect the external HDD to one of the machine and access to the data.