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Re: FAQ: Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com>

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-15 02:12:56 CET

On 3/14/06, Kevin C. <kevingpo@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:
> >Probably. You're corrupting data on disk. This isn't a TSVN or even
> >an SVN issue - you need hardware stability before you can have any
> >confidence in the safety of your data. If you aren't using a
> >journaling filesystem, start doing so - it won't eliminate chances for
> >corruption but it'll help.
> >
> >The *true* solution is to get a reliable drive. "Space invader
> >noises" are a strong signal that the drive is about to physically
> >fail, and heat is one of a drive's worst enemies.
> Journaling filesystem? I am using FAT32 & created a repo as Native FS.

FAT is not a very good filesystem. It's one of the worst ones going,
actually. A journalling filesystem will help lessen any losses you
take due to an OS crash or system lockup, but if your drive is
physically failing, which is quite likely from your description of
"space invader noises", no filesystem can save you. I reiterate: you
need reliable hardware first and foremost.

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