Supporting extFAT and rsync to an exFAT partition in Linux

Ok this was a fairly annoying. exFat isn’t supported in Linux by default. But no fear it can be supported by installing exfat-utils and exfat-fuse packages from the official repos:

Sweet, ok so now rsync should surely work right? Nope, not well anyway. Here’s why:

The above post explains it perfectly but the main problem is that the Linux exFAT does not cope well with the switches, particularly archive -a and spits out loads of chmod permission errors, but you can fix this by running rsync as follows:

rsync -rltDv [SRC] [DESTINATION]


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