I often need to move files between two Linux computers via USB. I use
gparted to format the USB's. When I formatted the USB to use FAT32, the USB was unable to copy symlinks, so I had to recreate the symlinks on the other computer after copying the files. When I formatted the USB to use EXT3, I created a
lost+found directory on the USB, and prevented me from copying files to the USB unless I became root.
- Is there a preferred file system to use when transferring files between two Linux computers?
- How can I copy files without running into the problems presented by the FAT32 and EXT3 filesystems?