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    Default What filesystem to use?

    Hi!
    when you install OS you have to set up partitions and filesystem. I've been using both Raiser and ext3, but what is most recommanded? What is the different between Raiser and ext3? Is there some situation that can cause problem on some filesys?

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    Default Re: What filesystem to use?

    i suggest u use ext3 for root partition.
    If u have ups or laptop use xfs for /home.
    Most users will find advantages and disadvantages in all fs.These two i use.
    Its up to u tbh
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    Default Re: What filesystem to use?

    I'm using reiserfs for the / (root) and ext3 for my /home.
    Reiserfs is known to be a tad unstable (have not had any big issues myself) and can lead to lost data (after a hard poweroff / disk or system problems.. etc) where etx3 is known to be robust/solid, but slower than the first.

    Started experimenting with XFS on one of my servers. This is also becoming a more popular choice, but do note that not all partition tools out there work fully with it and are usually more focused on reiserfs and extx. That might change as more choose for xfs (or maybe ext4 when that is officially released).

    With openSUSE 11.0 there where some issues reported with system 'freezing up' using the reiserfs filesystem. The new kernel 2.6.25.9 (you will get it when updating the system) seems to have resolved this.

    There are also other fs choices possible but the two you mention are still most popular AFAIK.

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    Default Re: What filesystem to use?

    So it seems from reading the comments of magix31 and gdelta9, that ext3 is the way to go for new users.
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    Default Re: What filesystem to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdelta9 View Post
    If u have ups or laptop use xfs for /home.
    That's interesting, why is that?
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    Default Re: What filesystem to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    So it seems from reading the comments of magix31 and gdelta9, that ext3 is the way to go for new users.
    While us old pharts stay with reiserfs for everything.

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    Default Re: What filesystem to use?

    Hallo,

    to use ext3-filesystem for all partitions is recommendable.
    In cases of multi-systems (linux and windows98 etc.) one fat32-partition will be necessary.
    crossover works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violetta7388 View Post
    Hallo,

    to use ext3-filesystem for all partitions is recommendable.
    In cases of multi-systems (linux and windows98 etc.) one fat32-partition will be necessary.
    crossover works well.

    Regards
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    I wonder how many fat32 partitions are still around? I was walking through a casino the other day and saw a screen for putting money in a parking machine. It was on the fritz and instead of the "Pay here" logo, there was the win98 flag waving on the screen. I was really surprised -- and they're still with us.

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    Default Re: What filesystem to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    That's interesting, why is that?
    Cause with reiserfs and especially xfs u are most likely to have data corruption after a power failure.There are some utilities to recover data on xfs partitions,but still a bit risky.So a ups or laptop( with working battery) is recomened.
    For an FS benchmark see here
    On this and on amny others ive read xfs beats all others...
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    Default Re: What filesystem to use?

    Magic31 wrote:
    > I'm using reiserfs for the / (root) and ext3 for my /home.
    > Reiserfs is known to be a tad unstable (have not had any big issues
    > myself) and can lead to lost data (after a hard poweroff / disk or
    > system problems.. etc) where etx3 is known to be robust/solid, but
    > slower than the first.


    I think I can safely say that 99.99999% of the reiserfs issues
    apply to bad implementation of reiserfs (e.g. Red Hat) or
    reiserfs of about 3+ years ago.

    About the only issue I know of in the DESIGN of reiserfs
    that can be a problem is with regards to hash collision in
    the namespace. Doesn't happen often, but can happen.

    >
    > Started experimenting with XFS on one of my servers. This is also
    > becoming a more popular choice, but do note that not all partition
    > tools out there work fully with it and are usually more focused on
    > reiserfs and extx. That might change as more choose for xfs (or maybe
    > ext4 when that is officially released).


    Does XFS do more than metadata journaling? Didn't use to. What this
    means is that a "crash" (hard down) will cause data loss. Granted,
    most don't enable full journaling on ext3 or reiserfs... but they
    do support ordered journaling... not sure if XFS even does that (?).

    >
    > With openSUSE 11.0 there where some issues reported with system
    > 'freezing up' using the reiserfs filesystem. The new kernel 2.6.25.9
    > (you will get it when updating the system) seems to have resolved this.
    >
    > There are also other fs choices possible but the two you mention are
    > still most popular AFAIK.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Wj
    >
    >


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