/.journal ext3 on a flash

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Thu Jul 8 12:15:38 UTC 2004

On 8 Jul 2004, FabF wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 13:27, Norberto Mechán Pedrajas wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm formatting a flash with ext3, but I need to move the journaling file
>> (/.journal) in the flash to prevent it's corruption.
>> In previous message I read that it's possible
>> (https://www.redhat.com/archives/ext3-users/2004-March/msg00009.html),
>> but I can't find any /.journal in my ext3 fs. How can move the
>> journaling file in the flash without /.journal file??
> ...and there's no way to have journal in another device AFAIK ....

ext3 did, and does, support external journals; see 'mke2fs -J device='

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