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Re: ReiserFS vs XFS or JFS?

 If the raw file containing your database is represented inside the 
structures used by a filesystem and something in the filesystem gets 
trashed, having a journaled database isn't going to help at all because 
the journaling information will be inaccessible, since it's also stored 
in the trashed filesystem. 

So, if you store your database inside a filesystem, double journaling is 
unavoidable if you want your data safe.  The preferable alternative is 
to avoid the structures involved in a filesystem, and allocate an entire 
partition to your database.  Then all you have to worry about is if the 
partition table were to get trashed, so make a backup of block 0 of the 

    Mark R. 

[hidden email] wrote: 
> IMHO: 
> EXT2 is great for a database journal in that you won't be double 
> journalling. (I often speculate that a very minimal UNIX file system 
> designed for purely for speed and regularly sized blocks, something like a 
> streamlined FAT system, would be awesome for databases.) 

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