Format a NAS USB drive connected to Netgear router

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MrPickles
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:27    Post subject: Format a NAS USB drive connected to Netgear router Reply with quote
The USB drive is currently attached to my router as a NAS backup device, and is formatted ext4.

The device works.

I also have Apple devices in the local network which can read, but not write to the USB.

A couple questions ...

Is formatting the drive directly from the dd-wrt interface reliable?

Is there a preferred format that's read/write across Unix/Apple devices?

Thanks alot.
MP
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 0:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't see why formating in ddwrt would be an issue, it is just linux.


You control read or write with how you access the drive, i.e. samba or ftp. The options are in the webgui.
MrPickles
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, cool ... makes sense. Basically something like parted baked into dd-wrt then.

Thanks,
MP
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:24    Post subject: Re: Format a NAS USB drive connected to Netgear router Reply with quote
MrPickles wrote:
The USB drive is currently attached to my router as a NAS backup device, and is formatted ext4.
Is there a preferred format that's read/write across Unix/Apple devices?

Thanks alot.
MP


yep for USB flash/thumb drives ext2
for HDD ext3/4
ext4 is not very good idea for an SSD drives too

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