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Re: Advice about ext3, please

On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 23:15:43 -0400
Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:


> ext2 is problematic for removable drives because if you remove the drive
> without cleanly unmounting it you risk losing your data.  So I would
> recommend ext3 for such uses.  Performance is rarely an issue, actually.

I use ext3 for my external USB drive.  Does this mean that I can remove
it without cleanly unmounting it and not need to worry, or do you
merely mean that I'd be less likely to lose data than if I'd use ext2?

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