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[Discuss] Backing up the entire software installation

On Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:33:22 -0400
Marco Milano <marco.milano at> wrote:

> > Avoid ext4 for anything important if at all possible.
> Why?

Because there is a flaw (or possibly several) in the ext4 extents
mechanism which, when tripped, causes extent corruption and data loss.
fsck will *not* repair an ext4 filesystem in this state. The only "fix"
is to create a new filesystem with mkfs.

Rich Pieri

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