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Old 28th May 2008
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UFS2 implements an alternative to journalling called Soft Updates. Soft Updates is an attempt to maintain consistency on the disk, so that recovery from a crash is less of problem. Soft Updates is almost like a journal of metadata held in memory. Ext2 on the otherhand has no journalling functionality, Ext3 is essentially Ext2 with a journal. I think this is what TerryP is referring to.

On a 100Mbps the network is definitely the bottleneck, on a lightly loaded 1000Mbps network the hard drive is the bottle neck. The only time I've achieved the maximum speed of my gigabit network is transferring files already cached in main memory of the source host. I think the speed of your hardware is a bigger concern than the speed differences between file systems on the same hardware.
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