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File System for Mint Debian

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:19 pm

What file system is recommended?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: File System for Mint Debian

Postby JasonLG on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:48 pm

Fornhamfred wrote:What file system is recommended?

Thanks in advance.


Ext4 is considered to be the best general purpose file system at the moment by most.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4

Other popular choices are:
XFS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFS
and
ReiserFS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReiserFS

They all have their advantages and disadvantages depending on usage cases. But unless you want to spend the time to do or read a bunch of benchmarks to see where you fit perfectly I would just chose Ext4 as a safe all around "good" file system.
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Re: File System for Mint Debian

Postby hhoyt on Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:49 pm

I'd go with ext3 (conservative) or ext4.
Ext4 seems to be quite a bit faster but some concerns have been expressed re: power glitch and whether the cache data made it to disk under ext4.
One more arg for UPS.

One thing to check, ensure your backup solution supports ext4.

I have had great success using FSARCHIVER to move between filesystems quickly- a rather quick way to back up partitions also.

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Re: File System for Mint Debian

Postby msuggs on Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:52 pm

I've never had an issue with Ext4
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Re: File System for Mint Debian

Postby axel668 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:41 am

+1 on ext4
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Re: File System for Mint Debian

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:33 am

I myself prefer Ext4. I was dissapointed to find that my favorite backup tool, Remastersys, only supports Ext3 and Grub Legacy in Debian. But Clonezilla seems to work just as well for me, so I'm good to go.
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Re: File System for Mint Debian

Postby kwevej on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:20 am

tdockery97 wrote:I myself prefer Ext4. I was dissapointed to find that my favorite backup tool, Remastersys, only supports Ext3 and Grub Legacy in Debian. But Clonezilla seems to work just as well for me, so I'm good to go.


try fsarchiver
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Re: File System for Mint Debian

Postby hhoyt on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:43 pm

+++ fsarchiver.
Huge fan. I especially like the fact the target size can be larger AND that the target fs can be changed on the restore.
For a small 20gb partn takes all of 5 min to b/u and less to restore.

I still run bare metal via paragon b&r, but for single partitions prefer FSA.
Because I have a lot of partitions find a shell script helps, this one is for SDA7, and I happen to be running max compression, tho
some think z7 is a better compromise...

#!/bin/sh
OF=/media/J/backups/sda7-$(date +%Y%m%d)
IF=/dev/sda7

sudo time fsarchiver -voj4z9 savefs $OF $IF
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Re: File System for Mint Debian

Postby kwevej on Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:18 am

hhoyt wrote:...Because I have a lot of partitions find a shell script helps....


Yes, I also use helper scripts - the one i use for system partition backup on-the-fly (during system usage): viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3969&start=20#p395329
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