"A Journal Filesystem keeps track of all the transactions
undertaken. And the lack of a proper journal filesystems has always
been sited as one of the reasons holding back widespread adoption
of Linux in the enterprise space. But this argument no longer holds
true, for currently, there are four journal filesystems to choose
from -- XFS, JFS, ext3 and ReiserFS. Here we shall look into
"Of all the journal filesystems available today, ReiserFS, is
the most developed under Linux. While IBM's JFS and SGI's XFS have
been around a lot longer, they are still in an prenatal stage as
far as the Linux OS is concerned. Ext3 has also quite a way to go.
So, for now, our choice of a journal filesystem is ReiserFS. Of
course, this isn't to say that we're settling for ReiserFS for lack
of a better option. ReiserFS is a good choice regardless of the
number of options in the market or the quality of those
"Journaling filesystems are sort of the elite in the business.
They're what filesystems like FAT and ext2 want to grow up into.
They're also essential for big enterprise server where data
integrity is a priority."