Having to run fsck is going to be a problem with most filesystems. If you use a file system like ext3/4 that has a journal if will recover faster though, but they will give you slightly slower write speeds and you'll loose space on on the journal itself. There is also a lot of talk about the journal causing a lot of writes and wearing out your flash drive, but I would think the wear leveling would take care of that these days. The bottom line is that you shouldn't be pulling out drives without unmounting them. I'd use something like ext2 if I were you and just make sure you don't pull out the drive without unmounting it.

Brian Cluff

On 09/16/2016 12:41 PM, Michael wrote:
so then:
run cfdisk and then:

     mkfs.ext3 <device> -L<name>

so if I forget to unnmount it fsck won't be necessary.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 3:32 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com <mailto:bmi...@gmail.com>> wrote:

    I usually use a backup drive bigger than all my drives, that way I
    can keep older versions of my backups.

    ////

    Won't work, the reason I'm going to be using the 64 gig sd card is
    I ran out of space on my 32 gig usb drive.



    On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 12:44 PM, Bob Elzer <bob.el...@gmail.com
    <mailto:bob.el...@gmail.com>> wrote:

        Just a thought, but not counting the flash drive,  what are
        the size of your disks?

        I usually use a backup drive bigger than all my drives, that
        way I can keep older versions of my backups.

        I do a daily rsync of my data files and then tar them to a
        single file.

        Plus I make an fsarchiver copy of the OS drive.

        This way if I mess something up and a backup happens before I
        realize it, I can get an older good copy.


        On Sep 16, 2016 5:24 AM, "Michael" <bmi...@gmail.com
        <mailto:bmi...@gmail.com>> wrote:

            I was sitting here considering how one names drives. I did
            it once but it was at least a year ago and my memory is
            bad (at it's best). And so I was going to google 'name
            filesystem' or something like that when that little voice
            inside my head cried out 'label'. So I opened a terminal
            and 'apropos label' and discovered that little voice
            inside my head can sometimes be right!

            Anyways, there are a few options I could use. I still want
            to retain msdos properties so I can switch it between
            machines and..... wait! This is for my backup drive on a
            64gig sd card. So I can make it a linux filesystem!
            So then:

            first make a partition on the device with cfdisk (ref
            linux fromscratch) then

                 mkfs.ext2 <device> -L<name>

            Do I need to do anything else because of the size of the card?
            Should I do a different filesystem type?

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