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What's The Fastest Linux Filesystem On Cheap Flash Media?


Compact Flash and SD storage cards are everywhere; gigabytes for cheap in a tiny form factor. Most come formatted with VFAT. So what is the fastest Linux filesystem for these little devices?

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Created by lozz 7 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 38 weeks ago
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Convert ext2/3 to ext4


In this article I am going to show you how to migrate your ext2 or ext3 partition to ext4. I will use a Ubuntu machine as an example. I want to warn you that you could lose data by doing this so, following good administrative practices, back up your data!

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Created by l0g1c0l 7 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 48 weeks ago
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Choosing a File System on Linux for Firebird


If I could choose one word to speak about Linux it would be "choice". After choosing the distribution, you have to choose the file system to store your data. Today, we have mainly the choice between Etx2, Ext3, Ext4 and XFS. Let's see whether different file systems have an impact on performance when we use Firebird databases.

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Created by mariuz 8 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 25 weeks ago
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SSD’s, Journaling, and noatime/relatime


On occasion, you will see the advice that the ext3 file system is not suitable for Solid State Disks (SSD’s) due to the extra writes caused by journaling — and so Linux users using SSD’s should use ext2 instead. However, is this folk wisdom actually true?

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Created by FFlover 9 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 20 weeks ago
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