[Wolves] backing up methods

DragonMaster LUG at clews.homelinux.net
Fri May 8 12:33:02 UTC 2009

> Ah, hang on...  Is it a USB hard drive or a USB flash drive?  Sorry I
> can't remember.  Though I think you said it's a 1TB drive so it's got
> to be a hard drive.  It's alright, the alrm bells started to clamour
> as ext3 being a journalling system would kill a flash drive in not too
> long a period.  It's fine on a proper whirling platters hard drive
> though :-)
> --

Really? why's that - surely the journal only gets updated on a write, so
you would get a few more writes than on an ext2 partition, but nothing

Now Swap on a flash, yep Big BAD news there... ;-)

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