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Re: [SLE] reiser or ext3
  • From: devosc <devosc@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 13:24:02 -0600
  • Message-id: <da0b703b050211112441db448a@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
ahh... not to worry about raid thing, can't use it anyway... the
options would allow me to do anything....



On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 11:03:30 -0600, devosc <devosc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ok.. well I think that I've been susceptible to the power related
> issue corrupting th hd and recently when it happened I wasn't able to
> recover ( i got kicked out of graphical boot mode).
>
> So I've now got a new power supply (400W continous supply) and a
> Seagate hard drive (with S.M.A.R.T).
>
> So I would like to install the new Seagate drive as my master, and at
> this moment have the choice for file sys.
>
> I also have an existing WesternDigital hd (which I don't think has
> S.M.A.R.T support)
>
> But in my bios I've enabled S.M.A.R.T, and I'm hoping that [a] there
> are no real conflicts, e.g. because one drive supports it and the
> other doesn't, because [b] I'm going to also enable smartd in YaST.
>
> the WesternDigital, I'm using as my slave drive, but given its history
> I'm weary about even assigning any partitions to this drive, and am
> thinking of it as merely a dumping ground for my backup data. This
> drive is currently reiser.
>
> I was told that ext3 has journalling stuff so as to help it recover...
> but then from a thread here I was under the impression that reiser may
> also do something similiar, in particular in response to a question
> about recovering from hard reboots.
>
> I use the machine as a local development server so it is on 99% of the time..
>
> So just stick with reiser and hope for the best ?
>
> G.
>
>
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 11:50:44 -0500, Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Friday 11 February 2005 11:42 am, devosc wrote:
> > > I saw a thread a while back about reiser, and then I also saw a
> > > comment that ext3 is also a reiser variant, so which one to choose?
> > >
> > > I've had a couple of instances where the hd got corrupted and I was
> > > unable to recover the disk, in both cases reiser was the file sys.
> > >
> > > If I now choose ext3, will trying to recovery the disk be any harder,
> > > easier, or more reliable?
> > EXT3 is NOT a reiser variant. It is a journaling extension to EXT2.
> > I won't comment on the reliability. We are running the BLU server with EXT3
> > and have not had a problem, but my home and work systems are SuSE with
> > ReiserFS and I have not had any problems with ReiserFS per se. (In the
> > past, I had both memory and power supply issues that caused some corruption
> > that Reiser corrected).
> >
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