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Old 21st July 2010
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My mistake, I was going by my outdated assumptions of FAT16, which indeed has a 2GB file size maximum.

In general though, using FAT-based file-systems for UNIX backups is problematic.. granted most operating systems can read/write from it, so if you used split archives it could work.. best use something that preserves file permissions.

One rather untraditional option I'm fond of is writing a pax or tar (..or perhaps cpio) archive directly to a raw partition/disk, eliminating a need for a file-system, granted there may be interoperability issues with Windows, but the format is easy enough to whip something up quick.

Either way, nobody has really decided on what method is the "best" for this purpose.. use whatever is easier for you.
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