Re: NTFS write status (was: Re: What would I do without partimage?)
On Mon, 19 Dec 2005 17:02:47 +0100 (MET)
Szakacsits Szabolcs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Dec 2005, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > Is NTFS support safe to use for writing?
> It depends on what NTFS implementation you use. There are almost a dozen
> different one which people greatly confuse and they often credit one's
> faults to an unrelated one.
I have standard Debian linux-images, i guess it's the open source one...
> If you use the one from the open source Linux NTFS project (but not the
> original NT4 NTFS driver which were experimental, developed by others and
> kept trashing NTFS) then yes it was always safer than ext3, xfs or
> reiserfs, mainly because until very recently it implemented only file
> overwrite without change to the file size and volume resizing so basically
> nobody would have much chance to corrupt anything even if they had tried
> very hard.
> > Are all functions implemented?
> Only read, not all writer. And probably some bugs will appear too as more
> write related features will be implemented. Just like in case of any other
> filesystems or softwares.
> > If no time to answer could you just please direct me where to look for
> > this information. I know this is constant development, but i would be
> > very interested in trying it out.
Will check it out, thanks