A little conversion in order

On August 19, 2005, in Backup, by

So I get hit on IM that my backup failed.. HUH? You see I had put in the rotation a new Lacie harddrive tonight … went off… and at 9:14 got hit on IM [I have my server set to hit me on email, cell phone messaging and IM with those monitoring error messages.. yeah I know.. pretty pathetic huh?]

so I remoted in and saw this in the log file…

Backup started on 8/19/2005 at 9:03 PM.
End of Media encountered while backing up to non-removable media.
The operation was ended.
Backup completed on 8/19/2005 at 9:14 PM.

…Oh shoot… I forgot to convert….you see the default way most of these USB harddrives are set up are to do FAT32 drives.  And of course like Sean says.. that ain’t gonna cut it on a backup routine.  FAT32 has a limitation … so 4 gigs later that backup stopped on me.

So at the C: prompt typed in just like the KB says to do

Convert G: /fs:NTFS [G: is the drive letter for my usb harddrive] and then it prompted me for the volume name.  Because the Lacie drives are named already LACIE, you just type that in and voila.  So I reset the backup to autostart… and it should be kicking off in about 1 minute….. and….. there it goes…..


One Response to A little conversion in order

  1. Johan says:


    I really like reading your blog… Just a little curious on how you ger SBS to send messages to IM.

    Thanks in advance