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By Mike O ·
I'm thinkinking about configuring SAMBA on an old machine with Linux to hold some backup files off of a few Windows machines on our network.

I know SAMBA allows the two to talk to one another, but what about the file system? Will I have to have aFAT32 partition on the Linux/SAMBA machine, or will I be able to just leave it as ext2?

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Quick SAMBA question

Provided SAMBA is set up correctly, you shouldn't have to worry about partition types on a particular machine. As long as each machine's OS can access the partition, SAMBA should make the resources available on the network.

Hope that helps,

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by Mike O In reply to Quick SAMBA question

That's what I needed to know, thanks! I haven't seen anything to say one way or another in SAMBA articles I've read, so I thought I'd ask the experts.

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by claudewatson In reply to Quick SAMBA question

It can remain ext2. Samba handles the chore of making it accessible. The documentation is fairly straight forward, and it comes with Samba. Make sure you read it before trying to install.

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