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    Ext2 & Ext3


    I would be very grateful if someone would give me information about these FileSystems, how they work and other technical stuff and the difference between the two. Please assume no prior knowledge of these FileSystems.

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums, TheNAB...

    I usually run ext3 on my boxes, but this link will probably reveal most of what you want to know:

    Hope it helps!

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    Excerpt from the link given above:
    Ext3 support the same features as Ext2, but includes also Journaling.
    For some time, I have wondered, what exactly is journaling. I have heard that it helps deal with large files, but i am not sure if i remeber correctly. Thanks

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    Linux User nalg0rath's Avatar
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    Wikipedia about journaling

    Basically the filesystem writes the changes to a 'journal' before the actual changes to the disk are made.

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    Thanks, for the article link. now it all makes more sense.

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