I'm writing from Barcelona and English is not my born language, so I'd
like to apologize in advance for any possible mistakes in my text.
I'm a Windows user who has recently moved to Linux (Ubuntu 10.04), and
I have a serious problem regarding my Hard Drives' File System.
I have a desktop version of Ubuntu and I'm a complete regular user.
I have two physical drives in my system:
1. 36GB: EXT4 partition for /, another EXT4 for /home and a SWAP one.
2. 1TB (for data) drive.
I generate so much video and music data per month (AVI, MKV, MP3, WAV)
because of my job, and need to copy it to external hard drives to
ensure I don't lose any of it.
My question is about the FS to use in these data drives.
I currently have all of them in XFS fyle system. Every file I generate
is saved in my internal XFS drive, and whenever the hd is almost full I
copy the important files to External Hard Drives which are also
formatted as XFS.
My problem comes after reading a couple of posts from 2006 in some
forums on the web. They said that XFS is very unsecure when a power
failure happens and recommended EXT3 (EXT4 these days I guess). They
said that after a power failure it's very common to see data loss
(something that never happened to me in all my years using NTFS).
As far as I know XFS is much more secure than NTFS so I don't really
understand this issue. I assume these people were talking about systems
which need to be continously writing to the disk, but my knowledge
about this is very limited.
Did I chose the correct FS for my drives?
Thank you very much for your time.