> -----Original Message----- > From: Tom Lane [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: 30 January 2003 15:56 > To: Hannu Krosing > Cc: Vince Vielhaber; Dave Page; Ron Mayer; > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: [mail] Re: [HACKERS] Windows Build System > > > In the pull-the-plug case you have to worry about what is on > disk at any given instant and whether you can make all the > bits on disk consistent again. (And also about whether your > filesystem can perform the equivalent exercise for its own > metadata; which is why we are questioning Windows here.
I've never (to my knowledge) lost any data following a powerfail or system crash on a system using NTFS - that has always seemed pretty solid to me. By comparison, I have lost data on ext2 filesystems on a couple of occasions. More info at: http://www.ntfs.com/data-integrity.htm http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/ntfs/relRec-c.html Obviously this goes out of the window is the user chooses to run on FAT/FAT32 partitions. I think that it should be made *very* clear in any future documentation that the user is strongly advised to use only NTFS filesystems. I realise this is not proof that it actually works of course... Regards, Dave. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 3: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly