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

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-15 14:04:48 CET

IIRC, NTFS has some journalling capabilities. You'll probably want to
back up the drive, reformat it as NTFS, then restore the data. If
you're using Win9x or ME, you're SOL though. But again, journalling
really is only marginally helpful and will only help to protect
against data loss in the event of an OS crash or sudden power loss.
If the data is being corrupted because the disk is physically failing,
you're hosed.

On 3/15/06, KevinGPO <kevingpo@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Andy
> Thanks for the advice. But it would be great to know how to convert Windows
> to use journalling filesystem.
> Cheers
> K
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andy Levy" <andy.levy@gmail.com>
> To: "Kevin C." <kevingpo@hotmail.com>
> Cc: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:12 AM
> Subject: Re: FAQ: Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com>
> 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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