[PLUG] Whether to choose ext3 or ext4

Ghodechhap ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net
Sat Nov 20 17:17:40 IST 2010

On Saturday 20 November 2010 13:57:28 Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 11/20/2010 11:57 AM, Ghodechhap wrote:
> > Use ext4. its faster that ext3 in general and has faster fsck. Mount
> > option auto_da_alloc takes care of possibility of of data loss. Besides
> > most data loss cases are reported on config files which are written,
> > closed and renamed without an fsync. Thats a case not applicable for
> > backup purposes.
> > 
> > and I still recommend btrfs :) You can snapshot the data and access it at
> > will. Something very important for backup drive.
> Well, Btrfs doesn't even have a fsck yet that can repair damage and
> until then recommending Btrfs is just not right.  If you want something
> that is mature and stable, use Ext4 or XFS.   Btrfs will take atleast
> six months to an year to be ready for wide use.

fedora provides btrfs option in installer. Probably they are doing it wrong.

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