Subject: Re: NTFS5 Support Status
To: John R. Shannon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Maxwell <email@example.com>
Date: 02/24/2004 11:12:07
On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 06:14:31AM -0700, John R. Shannon wrote:
> The man page for mount_ntfs says, "Unless you want to debug NTFS filesystem
> code, mount the NTFS filesystem read-only". Is this still the case? Can I use
> dump/restore on a NTFS5 filesystem?
Last question first: There's no dump_ntfs, so no.
First question last: NTFS data structures are AFAIK, still undocumented,
and no open source OS has write capability (beyond extend/replace
existing file) on it.
The moral of the story: Don't store anything of significance in a
proprietary file/filesystem format.
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