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On 27/2/19 11:31 am, Rohan McLeod via luv-talk wrote:
I was casually googling " filesystem "do not
fragment" option" ;
and was distracted by a reference to ReFS; seems to share some
features of BTRFS. eg
Comments , rants, invective.........:-)
Is it dead? Just checked a 2012R2 server and it is still using NTFS,
I didn't install it, but I do mange it.
Another 2012R2 server that I did install also only has NTFS file systems
I was hopeful for Mac OSX, they included ZFS, but that disappeared,
perhaps under threat from Oracle, just perhaps....
The other thing that I don't like about both ReFS and BTRFS is that
both are linked intrinsically to their own OS and are not portable to
other OS types. I like more freedom and ZFS actually provides some of
that, although I've been quite happy with plain on ext4 and good
backups for a long time.
Oh and Microsoft is now touting ability to read/write ext4 (I think it
is ext4), in a "limited" fashion. Heck, many years ago I used an ext2
add-on that gave full access to Linux file systems at that time on
Windows 95 even -- this article back in 2005:
The IFS tech dates back to Windows 3.11 as well, so it's definitely
not something that new:
You might find the comparison of files systems link more useful on
These days I am almost never on Windows unless it is a client machine
and I am supporting them with IT services.
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