Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Backing up virtual machines and fat32

Couldn't backup a 100GB virtual machine image to a truecrypt encrypted external drive because the drive was formatted Fat32. Turned out you can convert it to NTFS while mounted without losing data:
Accessories > right click on Command prompt
>convert x: /fs:ntfs

After that a normal copy to the external drive worked fine. No data loss!