Linked by malxau on Tue 17th Jan 2012 13:34 UTC
Windows Along with Storage Spaces coming in Windows 8, ReFS forms the foundation of storage on Windows for the next decade or more. Key features of the two when used together include: metadata integrity with checksums; integrity streams providing optional user data integrity; allocate on write transactional model for robust disk updates; large volume, file and directory sizes; storage pooling and virtualization making file system creation and management easy; data striping for performance and redundancy for fault tolerance; disk scrubbing for protection against latent disk errors; resiliency to corruptions with "salvage" for maximum volume availability in all cases; and shared storage pools across machines for additional failure tolerance and load balancing.
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RE: Looks good
by B. Janssen on Thu 19th Jan 2012 09:45 UTC in reply to "Looks good"
B. Janssen
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Although some nice features of NTFS will be missing it uses some current FS "best practices" like B-trees, Copy on write, integrity checks and extends (like ZFS and BtrFS)

NTFS has all of these, but copy-on-write. SIS and VSC use something similiar, though. And unlike ZFS and BtrFS NTFS also has a working undelete function ;)

Other than that I agree, ReFS looks good. Let's wait and see where it is going.

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