I have a 200GB external hard disc for backups. I try to find a capable
filesystem for it and it should be used for a long time...
I used ext2 for now 8 years and ext3 on my thinkpad for about 1 year. I
haven't any error since I used those FS so far. (or I never saw, that I
have a problem)
I just tried ext3, reiserfs and now jfs. Benchmark performance ins't important for
me in the first place. I need a reliable FS with journaling support and low overhead used
for the filesystem structure.
I had a "not so" good feeling with reiser (please don't flame). I found
that ext2/3 used a lot of space for its static inode allocation.
Are there any serious problems or possibility of data loss if I use JFS