[haiku] Re: OpenBFS - safe to use on BeOS partitions?

  • From: Fredrik Modéen <fredrik@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 08:58:28 +0100 (CET)

> beos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> after a long time of only testing Haiku every now and then in a VM (and
>> staying with my beloved R5 install for everyday use), I decided to
>> install Haiku on a dedicated partition. But before I'd like to know if
>> it is safe to access my other BFS partitions without the risk of data
>> loss. As there are still some OpenBFS bugs left (at least #3150 and
>> #3151 which are noted on the Alpha 1 proposals page), I thought it
>> should at least be safe to access my partitions read-only, i.e. to copy
>> the files that I want to use in Haiku to my Haiku partition.
>> So what are your practical experiences regarding data loss from OpenBFS?
>> How often do these bugs occur? (... shouldn't be that often keeping in
>> mind that some of you do Haiku development in Haiku :-) )
> It has been a while since I last had any problems that I could attribute
> to OpenBFS. That said, I make a point of only accessing my BeOS
> partitions in read-only mode until we can be more sure about OpenBFS'
> stability.

I have used Haiku for some time now and can't remember when I last had a
problem with OBFS but I do have a 2 partition one for the OS and one for
data that I'm work on. I also trying to take backups regularly and have a
svn server at home for backing up my work.

> -Bruno

Fredrik Modéen

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