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Stable Linux Distro for frequent power cuts

Posted 08-26-2011 at 01:15 PM by nayeem

Hello Friends,

I am trying out different Linux Distros, some are easy to use some take time(me being a windows user!). Now I have a different kind of problem, I live in a place where power cuts are frequent so I would like to know if there is any distro which remain stable even if it is not shut down properly and the power goes. I mean when the power comes back it should not give me surprises in the form of warnings or becoming unstable or corrupting the data.

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    What about Debian base distros or Debian itself? I've been using Linux Mint Debian Edition recently and had a power outage, once the power came back on, LMDE booted without any errors, everything ran as normal. Though, my area doesn't have many outages often either.

    Just a thought if you've tried debian.
    Posted 08-27-2011 at 12:23 PM by FredGSanford FredGSanford is offline
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    This is really more a function of the underlying filesystem and its ability to handle power drops more than the OS. You can run any Linux distro on ext2/3/4 (for instance) and lose data if the power cuts at just the wrong time. On the other hand, a good hardware RAID controller with a battery-backed cache can keep your filesystem consistent even with power cuts because the battery backed cache isn't immediately wiped when the power goes out.
    Posted 08-27-2011 at 12:50 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline


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