Subject: Re: NTFS5 Support Status
To: David Maxwell <>
From: John R. Shannon <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/24/2004 09:44:05
Thank you for taking the time to respond.

On Tuesday 24 February 2004 09:12 am, David Maxwell wrote:
> 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.


John R. Shannon