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Re: run debian off usb flash drive

Hi, Joey Hess wrote:

> Marc Singer wrote:
>> Had any flash device errors yet?
> No, but then my systems only mount their flash drives rw at boot, reboot,
> and for system administration. I expect they'd last for 10 or 15 years
> without wear leveling.

I've got a keychain USB dongle here which I've used not at all that
often, or long. It died after half a year, bad/unwriteable blocks.

Conclusion: *Never* use these without an adequate backup strategy.
(I had one. ;-)

Matthias Urlichs

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