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It has been more than a year since my original posting (‘Filesystem for large USB storage devices?’), but the issue still exists. I did some research on this topic and found the following relevant links:

  • There has been a patch for ext[234] floating around since 2012 that would introduce mount options to enforce UID and GID similar how it already exists for vfat mounts. LWN has an article on this topic: http://lwn.net/Articles/497106/
    Here is the discussion LWN is referring to: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.file-systems.ext4/32276/
    I wonder why nothing more happened here. There were some nay-sayers which seem to discourage the original patch author and eventually choked the discussion. Great job, guys :-P
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Recently I purchased an external USB harddrive as a replacement for a failing old one. This device came with NTFS preconfigured, but as I plan to use the drive under Linux, I am looking for alternatives.

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This blog post shows how to setup a personal WebDAV/HTTP server which shares a directory inside your home. It is designed for local networks, but as security (SSL and username/password) is part of the configuration, you could give friends across the Internet access to the server.

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Hi! I just plugged in a second hard drive on which I intend to rip Blu-Rays (I've legally bought). I'm booting from the first HD, and mostly this second HD will be a subset of ~/home.

I now need to format the HD, but I'm not sure which file system to use. I've had a look at Wikipedia, but it's more confusing than anything.

I need a filesystem that supports very large files (at least 200Gb), that plays nice with the last version of Ubuntu and that's reasonably quick since I'll be playing those very large files at some point.

Would ext4 be right for my needs, or should I go with another?

Thanks!

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What is your preferred filesystem?

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ext3
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ext4
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