Robert Heller <hel...@deepsoft.com> writes:A key practical advantage is not having to run fsck - a potentially
> Matthew of Boswell <mordervomubel+use...@lockmail.us> wrote:
>> The main difference between ext2 and ext3 is the journal. Note that
>> filesystems can be converted back and forth between ext2 and ext3, so
>> you can change your mind later (ex: add a journal to ext2 to make it
>> ext3, or force ext3 to mount as ext2 to ignore the journal). Just
>> make sure you know what you're doing if you switch.
>> The journal, in my opinion, is unnecessary for a simple backup
substantial timesaving at boot time (or whenever it is one mounts the
> For a thumb drive, a journal adds more 'wear'. Since the thumb driveCould you quantify how much difference you think this will make in
> is a backup device and will likely only ever *manually* be mounted and
> unmounted and will not likely be mounted for longer that the duration
> of the backup process, the journal adds nothing but overhead and
> *needless* wear.
practice? There’s an awful lot of hot air around about flash wear.
(Last time I attempted to answer this question for a particular device
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