5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2010 1:18 PM by Allan Eckert
leoluca lolli Level 1 Level 1
I've a 1tb disk full of stuff that is formatted without "journaled" option and i'm using it on an external USB2 case under os 10.3.9: now i will switch to a new iMac with snow leopard and i will put this disk on an external FW800 case.
Do you think i could face some trouble? the journaled options for what is neded?

thanks in advance

PowerMac G4 733 'digital audio', Mac OS X (10.3.x)
Solved by etresoft on Nov 6, 2010 10:04 AM Solved
In theory it will make the drive more resilient in case of power outages, disconnections, or similar failures. In practice, journaled drives seem to get corrupted just as often as non-journaled. You shouldn't face any problems.
Reply by Malcolm Rayfield on Nov 6, 2010 5:13 PM Helpful
You can use Disk Utility to enable journalling on a drive. It' in the "File" menu. You don't have to reformat.

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  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7
    In theory it will make the drive more resilient in case of power outages, disconnections, or similar failures. In practice, journaled drives seem to get corrupted just as often as non-journaled. You shouldn't face any problems.
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7
    You can use Disk Utility to enable journalling on a drive. It' in the "File" menu. You don't have to reformat.
  • leoluca lolli Level 1 Level 1
    Good news
    Thanks to all!
  • phuduc Level 1 Level 1
    I found your post searching for a problem I have. I have an ext 2tb drive w pictures and movies. The drive will not allow me to drag and drop to copy files over. It won't let superduper copy files either. The guy who runs superduper said that the drive might not be mac os journaled but fat32. can i simply switch the drive to mac os journeld w disk utility without fear of losing all my data? i need to figure out a way to back up all my stuff and can't figure how to do this, thanks
  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
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    First of all posting your question at the bottom of thread marked as solved is not the best way to get it noticed.

    To answer your question, no you can't. In order to change from FAT to HFS, it will be necessary to reformat. The reformat will destroy everything on the disk. So anything you what had better be backed up prior to starting the reformat.



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