i remarked ext4, after a power failure, often needs a manual fsck, sometimes even resulting in data loss. Is XFS or other filesystems any better? Can I do fsck with xfs from the rescue boot etc.?
on 06/02/2012 – Made popular on 06/02/2012
Hi all. Have some new hardware and I have my first ext4 large volume on it. I just ran my first fsck of the volume, and I've never seen an fsck run so fast in my life before!
By design, do ext4 volumes fsck much faster than ext3, or is this blazing speed probably more a testament to my hardware?
It just went through all five stages (error free) of about 1TB of data in a minute or two.
I'm using an ssd as the only drive in my laptop (Debian stable).
It seems that SuSE sets mountcount to -1, disabling fsck at boot. The thread linked says that ext4 needn't be fsck'd anyway. Is that true?
Yet another filesystem question. I wanted to use a USB drive that I hadn't mounted for a month or so and was surprised by the fact Ubuntu was unable to mount it. I looked it up in the disk utility and it said it discovered a device with 17 MB instead of 2 GB.
I have a Mythbuntu virtual machine running on Citrix Xenserver. I had a power outage recently which has wreaked havoc and I've had to restore the VM from a backup. Now I can't mount a couple of the disks.