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Old 03-18-2004, 09:19 AM   #1
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Question Question Linux Filesystem <-> Windows MFT

Under Windows I always have the problem of destroying my MFT, because of heavy copying and deleting big files. So I always have to recover them with certain tools and so I waste a lot of time.

My Question:
Does Linux Filesystems have the same kind of problems you have with Windows NTFS?
Which Filesystem should I use? I want to setup a Suse Linux File Server, no Windows upon it, and want to get rid of this prob of losing files.

Any hints/suggestions?

If this kind of thread already exists, donít kill me, post the link, please
Old 03-18-2004, 10:02 AM   #2
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What is MFT?

Linux's ext3 (journalled filesystem) keeps a "journal" of all files copied moved removed.
and if it crashes, filesystems can be recovered easily/automatically.

is this what you mean.
Use ext3 filesystem.
Old 03-18-2004, 10:27 AM   #3
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i like rieserfs it is lightyears ahead of ntfs
Old 03-18-2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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@ autOPSY
No, not exactly.

MFT = Master File Table
Its the area, where NTFS stores all the infos aboubt the files. Something like ext3s Journal (?).

The prob is, when you overwrite the MFT by using all the space of the HDD, Windows cannot find the files and does not know all infos anymore. So, there is no more access on the drive and out of that, its possible, that you cannot recover all files.
The Journal sounds a little bit like the MFT.

I would like to know, if there is a possibility under Linux, to avoid these problems or if Linux has its own kinds of probs etc.

Are you sure, that you can't destroy the journal and loose all the data?

Whats the advantages of rieserfs?


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