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Old 04-08-2008, 01:38 AM   #1
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I use mount command (eg.mount -t filesystemtype ) to connect linux box to windows serve , I know there are many type of file system type ( eg. ext3 , smbfs ) , which one of them is better ? thx
 
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which one of them is better ? thx
You won't get a single definitive answer to that question: One of the reason that many filesystems exist is that different ones have advantages (and disadvantages) in different applications. You may get an answer to 'which is the best filesystem for exactly this application', although you are still more likely to get a range of opinions.
 
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ext3 is a decent file system and a default for many linux distros. ReiserFS is fast when it comes to dealing with many small files, so it's a good choice for servers. XFS on the other hand better handles large files and is used as storage, etc. See this wiki page for more info on file systems.
 
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if I use debian , what is the best one ?
 
Old 04-08-2008, 01:17 PM   #5
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ext3 is a decent file system and a default for many linux distros. ReiserFS is fast when it comes to dealing with many small files, so it's a good choice for servers. XFS on the other hand better handles large files and is used as storage, etc. See this wiki page for more info on file systems.
I think here is pretty well explained...It does not matter which distro you use.
 
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Not sure I really understand the question. To share files between a linux computer and a windows computer (i.e. networking and not dual boot) you would use samba i.e. smbfs or cifs with the latest version. It does not matter what the share file system type on the computer itself. So on the linux box use a native filesystem like ext3 and windows NTFS.

For sharing files on a dual boot computer FAT32 is the most compatable between linux and windows but if your dealing with large files then go with NTFS and use the linux ntfs-3g driver for read/write.
 
  


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