Filesystem of choice for a Linux/FreeBSD shared backup disk?

RW fbsd06 at
Tue Sep 23 21:27:05 UTC 2008

On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 17:17:21 +0200 (CEST)
Andreas Davour <ante at Update.UU.SE> wrote:

> I've bought a usb connected disk to use as backup, and I've been 
> thinking about trying to make the data as available as possible. Do 
> anyone here have any suggestion about what kind of filesystem would
> be best to use? Can ufs2 be read by linux? It looks like it from my
> short persual of google hits, but it also looks kind of complicated.
> IS ext2 a safer bet? Anything totally different?

If you want to, you can use ext3 on Linux, and treat it as ext2 on
FreeBSD. You need  sysutils/e2fsprogs to provide an fsck that can sync
the journal.

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