This was used hourly by over 300/400 people, it was the old ntfs ver 4 used
by NT (service pack 3 I think) Since the switch 2 w2k and ntfs v5 It hasn't
happened again. But you should see the amount of roaming profile corruption
we see. It makes getting out of bed in the morning worthwhile.
From: jm at jmason.org [mailto:jm at jmason.org]
Sent: 06 December 2002 12:32
To: Satelle, StevenX
Cc: 'Paul Jakma'; John P. Looney; Irish LUG list
Subject: Re: [ILUG] NTFS is better than ext3?
Satelle, StevenX said:
> Did you ever see what happens when an ntfs fs runs out of inodes (or not
> inodes since it is windows, it runs out of fat space) auto-cannibalism. I
> saw a 100gig ntfs filesys containing over 300 peoples profiles/files get
> corrupted like that. You couldn't delete files, they would delete ok but
> then reappear a second later. Run rm -rvf on it and watch it delete the
> file for hours on end. + the backups which appeared to work fine wasn't
> backing up anything. The files names would be there but no data. The joys
> telling hundreds of people "no we cant get those files back"
You have *got* to be kidding.
And people use this in production environments?
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