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Old 10-13-2003, 04:47 PM   #1
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Question Which filesystem should I use for drives shared by Samba?


I just bought a 120GB drive for the purpose of sharing my Mp3,movie, and disk ISOs on my home network via Samba. My question is; Is there any performance or other advantage to using MS filesystems like Fat32 for the formating of a disk that is to be accessed by windows machines or does Samba negate the need for it?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 04:49 PM   #2
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well I use ReiserFS and have had no troubles, runs fast and stable.
Access it from Xp, 2k, me and 98 no worries.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 04:59 PM   #3
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You would only need a FAT32 partition if you were going to multiboot and need to share files between linux and windows.

You are correct samba negates the need.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 05:10 PM   #4
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cool. Now to decide between ext3 and reiserfs. Doh, damn Linux for making me think. :-)
Thanks...
 
Old 10-13-2003, 08:38 PM   #5
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no thinking needed man, both are journaling file systems, but ReiserFS is faster. :-)
 
  


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