[Tiny-tux] Another SD card question

Sarah Newman sarah.newman at computer.org
Fri Apr 29 18:24:32 PDT 2011


Did you try any logging file systems?

Alison Chaiken wrote:
> Tried several different ways to back up USB drives and SD cards, and
> far and away the winner is squashfs, which
>
> -- compresses on the fly;
> -- encrypts if you want it to;
> -- has regexp-based excludes;
> -- slices and dices (okay, not really);
> AND
> -- *recoverably* writes to just about any USB drive or SDcard, even
> ones you thought were borked forever!
>
> Yes, take those apparently bricked NAND storage devices out of the
> trashcan, and try writing to them with squashfs.    It's tied with
> parcellite and xournal for my favorite new tools of 2011 so far.
>


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