View Full Version : [all variants] Which filesystem?

April 20th, 2009, 06:49 PM
which filesystem should I choose

EXT3: Have been using it till now
EXT4: Coming in 9.04
XFS: Many say it's got speed.

Please tell me various features of above all and which to choose and why?

Guitar John
April 20th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Read this (http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com/2009/04/ext3-4-and-dataguarded.html).

April 20th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Read this (http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com/2009/04/ext3-4-and-dataguarded.html).

TEll something which a normal person can understand.......not something for a filesystem maker

Guitar John
April 21st, 2009, 12:39 AM
Actually, I am a normal person, the last time I checked.

I suggested that article because I thought it would explain it better than I could. I barely understand this myself, but I thought I would give it a shot since nobody more knowledgeable was chiming in (and still hasn't).

According to Wikipedia, Metadata (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metadata) is data about other data. So according to our blogger:

only writes the metadata to the journalónot the actual data

which means - as I understand it - you could potentially experience data loss in the event of a crash.

April 21st, 2009, 05:32 AM

1) It's stable.

2) It's the default for Ubuntu.

3) No reason to change.