sysrqer wrote:lilith wrote:Luc wrote:Are you writing to an NTFS file system from Linux? Is that considered stable now? I really don't know. Sounds dangerous.
öhm.. yes. Was it considered to be unstable?
edit: Hmm.. might be a problem with the user rights when backuping /home
Writing to ntfs is not unstable but (I believe) you lose the permissions which could be an issue potentially. More of a concern is performance which you have noticed. I struggled with this for a long time and the only explanation I ever found was the fact that ntfs uses journaling and doesn't write in the same way as linux formats, even though linux formats do have journaling as well, I guess it's more aggressive than ntfs's implementation. I researched this a lot and tried many different attempts to fix it including mountpoint and copying options but never really found much to make a huge difference but I know that it can bring your system to a halt sometimes. I have come to the conclusion that it is just the way that linux deals with that filesystem rather than an inherent problem as windows doesn't have such a bad performance with it, predictably, although it can be problematic there too. There are a number of things you can try, depending on how deep you want to go, but unless you need to it is better just to backup to a similar or same filesystem you are using.
Great you experience the same . I googled, but I also don't find any good forum posts, etc. about that issue. I will reformat the device and see if it helps. I was just puzzled, because my audio was dropping out, although it should be configured to have the highest priority possible.
Right, the permission can be a problem for files in /etc, etc.