Re: Best file system for Disk quotas and undelete
On Friday 06 May 2005 10:33, Siju George wrote:
> 1) implementing and managing disk quotas
I think most of the mainstream filesystems support this equally well. Not
> 2) easy undeleting of files
Undeleting files shouldn't be part of a "strategy". At best, it's a last
resort. If it actually works, it's a *lucky* last resort. A combination of
backing up your important files (always a good idea), setting rm to be
interactive, and/or using the recycle bin/trashcan on your desktop instead of
a permanent deletion would be a much better way to go.
Faubackup is pretty easy, if you want a *very* low maintenance backup
solution. Basically, you just edit it's config file for how many snapshots
you want to keep as backups (the last week, or the last three weeks, or every
month in the last year, etc.), and then edit the cron script for which
directories to backup. You'll then get a backup directory that keeps files
from those times. If you delete a file, just go to the backup directory, and
retrieve yesterday's copy.
If you need copies from the last five-to-thirty minutes, and it's a text
file, that's what editor backup files are usually for.
Most of all though: be careful! :D
> ext2? ext3? ReiserFS? JFS?
Personally, I prefer XFS. ReiserFS is a good choice too, but I still have
stability concerns regarding Reiser.