XFS files to external drive but which file system?

I need to get files from an XFS formatted drive to an external hdd but what format do i use (on the external hdd)?
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You just have to make sure the files will work on the filesystem. In terms of can be stored on the filesystem.
I.e. If your files are binary VM files, your external drives filesystem must be able to handle the files/their size.

What system are you connecting the drive to and to what system will you be transferring the sata to?
You could format the external as XFS.
furunoAuthor Commented:
Hi Arnold, the systems are primarily Apple - maybe I should format the drive HFS+? ( no sign of VM files on device)
If the files are to be used by your own systems use HFS+ is fine, often external drive can be reformatted  to the filesystem type you need.
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furunoAuthor Commented:
Great! so files from a XFS volume to a HFS+ one should be ok right? Should be not "lost in translation" problems?
XFS is the filesystem, the files stored are are the same files you would store on ny other supported filesystem of your system. The decision of which of your supported file systems to use deals with file sizes and whether the filesystem you use will handle the file size in most cases as the limiter.

word, image, movie (the size here should be determined ) on whether hfs+ or XFS is a better choice.

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furunoAuthor Commented:
ok cheers Arnold. I will post back on results tomorrow.
furunoAuthor Commented:
All files transferred from the XFS volume to the HFS one perfectly.

Thanks for your help Arnold.
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