"I decided to live dangerously last week and create a couple of
reiserfs partitions on my primary Linux server. Reiserfs is a
journaling file system that is purportedly more efficient at
handling many small files than the de facto standard ext2fs file
system and just as efficient as ext2fs in other cases."
"What I like most about reiserfs is that it recovers from things
such as power failures extremely fast, since it doesn't have to
perform the lengthy consistency checks required by ext2fs. Like
many other journaling file systems (such as the one used in Windows
2000, I believe), reiserfs won't necessarily protect your data in
the event of a power outage. But it will protect the consistency of
the file system itself."
"Now put down that keyboard if you're about to send me a flame
for not using a UPS. I am using a UPS. In fact, I strongly suspect
my UPS has actually been the source of some recent power outages.
My PK Electronics Blackout Buster UPS and regulator decided to go
funky on me last week. It turned off my server twice, and I think
it blew up my Viewsonic P815 monitor with voltage spikes. I suspect
the UPS because I've had no real power outages, and I've only had
problems with the equipment plugged into the UPS. I replaced it
with a UPS from Belkin, and everything has behaved normally
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