How often should I fsck my ext3 partition?
The debian default of my sarge installations is that the ext3-FS are
fsck'ed about every 30 mounts or 180 days (whatever comes first).
I assume that debian's installation defaults are reasonable. However one
of the computers is a server with thousands of files changed in /home
each day; the other one is my laptop with far less files changed per
day. I have dayly backups of all important data.
The laptop is booted often and consequently fschecked almost once per
week (which I consider more than a bit anoying). The server is almost
never checked (it's rebooted about once or twice per year).
Is it reasonable to fsck the ext3-partitions of the laptop so often?
What is a reasonable schedule for a server or a workstation?
Thanks for any hints!
NB: the ext3-usage-Howto states: 'it is your responsibility to
periodically schedule downtime for the manual checking of disks.'