Which do you prefer and why for HDD or SDD hard disks ? And how is Ext4 with power failures nowadays ? iirc a few years ago there were issues with Ext3 (Yes, Ext3) and I remember a no barrier option was needed ? Is Ext4 much better ? And what FS do you prefer on usb storage ?

  • Azure
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    62 years ago

    I’ve been liking BtrFS for the snapshots, send/receive, and subvolumes/quota.

    • dandelionOP
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      22 years ago

      Cool! Thanks for this. I remember I read about bcachefs years ago. I see that it has made much progress, gets good reviews and it has a sub Reddit with more recent info. I read that the --help only had up to date info (unlike wiki, man page). I hope this will be accepted by upstream Linux kernel.

  • Oue
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    42 years ago

    exfat for simple USB Storage, works on any OS (linux just needs exfat-utils and fuse)

    Ext4 for linux drives

  • Halce
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    32 years ago

    Bfrfs for automatic snapshots and easier data recoverability out-of-the-box. I use it on SSD, but I imagine that on a HDD it works just fine too.

  • @DePingus@lemmy.ml
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    22 years ago

    Here’s something different. I use several external USB drives with mergeFS + EXT4 to backup my file server (LVM + EXT4).

    • dandelionOP
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      12 years ago

      Cool, thanks for the mergerFS mention. Since this is packaged for Debian, and in Arch Linux AUR, I am eager to try this.