You have some data on a machine somewhere that you need to copy to another machine, but you want to preserve the file/folder permissions and attributes. Problem is, you only have a FAT32 formatted external drive you can use and FAT32 does not support Linux permissions and attributes.
Create a .tar file. Permissions will be preserved and copying will also be faster since it’s only one file being copied (only true in cases where you’re copying a myriad of small files)
Here’s how you create a tarball:
Format: tar -[options] [target file] [source file(s)/directories] tar -cvf target.tar source/
You can then just copy the tarball to the target drive and move to whichever machine you want to untar it on.
I won’t go into the details of the ‘tar’ command here, but if you require any assistance, just leave a comment and I’ll help where I can..