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so I need to use somthing diferint then ext4
as I lost over 600gb of data and it's not fun geting it back
seeing ext makes it hard to recover files

so I'm going start using some other file system

waht I need is:
nun fragmenting
long term use (like data not geing corrupt over time)
good with big and small files
easy to recover data
good with data storage and day to day use (like having all my games movies and stuff on it along wiht the OS)
works fine with Fedora
working in windows would be nice to, but not needed
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/9/11 at 4:54pm
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Ext4 sounds like what you want. You must have just did something stupid, not ext4s fault.

Even if you do something stupid, you should have backups somewhere
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lloyd mcclendon View Post
Ext4 sounds like what you want. You must have just did something stupid, not ext4s fault.

Even if you do something stupid, you should have backups somewhere
ya
I did do somthing stupid
but ext is made to make file recover harder


I do have backups of some stuff but not eveything
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damn... nice answer to a legit question.. flame on flamer
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R-Studio has no problems recovering ext4 files just fine. What do you mean by "hard to recover files?"
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
R-Studio has no problems recovering ext4 files just fine. What do you mean by "hard to recover files?"
I'm useing R-Studio
but most of my files are not seen and corrupt

nor is it sowing the files names, just gives it a # for a name
and it does not show my dir lay out
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/9/11 at 5:05pm
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whats Reiserfs and XFS like?



EDIT:lol XFS is made by Silicon Graphics
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From what I understand (haven't tried using it myself, so don't take this as fact), XFS is generally slower than Ext4. It also tends to exhibit problems with grub is /boot is formatted as XFS. It's also supposed to have poor performance when dealing with large files (multiple file transfers, many files being deleted, etc).

It is however supposed to be very capable at working with singular large files and though generally slower, is usually steadier with its data transfer rates.

Reiserfs3 development has stopped, so I dunno how desirable it would be. Reiserfs4 has not yet been properly merged with the Linux kernel and doesn't have the best support for most distros.

Hope that helps.

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I had XFS on my laptop.
It ran great except for the minor fact that my ext3 / partiton corrupted on account of a dyeing HDD. (Friend dropped it repeatedly)
 
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post #10 of 20
Ext4 destroys the directory entry when you delete a file, which obliterates the file's name, allocated blocks, and other such metadata.

The problem here, of course, is not having appropriate backups. I suggest that that is where you focus your efforts.
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