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From: Bob Sanders <rsanders@...>
Subject: Re: Drivers For USB HDD
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 09:46:32 -0700
Lie Ryan, mused, then expounded:
> It's not a good idea to not do journalling for an external drive. No matter
> how careful you are, it is just a matter of when you will trip up your USB
> cable in the middle of a write; and then you should just pray that fsck can
> save your drive without the journal.
>

If there is concern about that, then the two filesystems to use would be
XFS and EXT3. 

But, don't take my work for it, simply set up a bootable image with each
filesystem, create a bootable USB stick, boot it, then pull it without
unmounting it.  Even pull power.   With current >= 2.6.32 kernels those
will survive better than the others.



References:
Drivers For USB HDD
-- Frank Peters
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Thomas Rösner
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Frank Peters
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Frank Peters
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Benny Pedersen
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Frank Peters
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Lie Ryan
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