DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-07
Re: Hammer on my laptop
:about a week ago I got a new 250GB disk for my laptop and reinstalled
:it with a huge hammer partition for /usr and /home.
:Until now I didn't have any issues. It just works fine.
:And the new features that hammer offers are great!
:A ufs file system check would have taken ages on a 200GB partition.
:And the history retention feature is pretty addictive. Once you get used
:to it you will probabely no longer feel safe on a normal file system :-)
:I haven't started looking into the mirroring stuff but I can imagine
:that this will simplify my backups a lot.
I'm totally addicted, though again I caution: make regular backups.
In fact, I recommend just using cpdup over NFS to another machine
running HAMMER for your backups. That's what I do. You don't actually
have to use the mirroring feature, and in fact it is safer not to
(since mirroring and PFSs were the last feature added before the
:PS: Hammer development should be sponsored by harddisk manufacturers!
Heh. If we were more popular they'd go for it. A filesystem which
actually utilizes all available disk space :)