Re: Advice about ext3, please
On 2009-03-08_23:25:53, Celejar wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 23:15:43 -0400
> Stefan Monnier <email@example.com> 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?
I think it is not quite so robust as that. From reading wikipedia, I
think fsck can clean up the mess, faster and more reliably if journal
is available. I think. I'm not sure. But surely your better off with
journaling than without when you accidentally pull the plug too
soon. And one thing I know for sure about me. I make mistakes.
Paul E Condon