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Re: New laptop: need advice on choice of file system types




Tom Browder wrote: 
> I have used ext4 for many years while I have been watching zfs and
> btrfs being developed. I am now considering using one or both on at
> least one partion during my upcoming new Debian installation.
> 
> Can anyone recommend either one for a normal (non-developer,
> non-hobbyiest) user who does backups and values his data and wants
> reasonable reliability?

If you want to experiment, having root on ext4 and /home on ZFS
is pretty easy to accomplish.

ZFS for root is too difficult to recommend to a casual user
today, but I expect that to change in a version or two.

-dsr-