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Microsoft has published information regarding their journaling format http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb331962.aspx However email journaling does not appear to be a formal standard


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Your point would be excellent if it were not for the logical impossibility in steps two and four. You cannot meaningfully fsck a mounted filesystem; they are made self-inconsistent by the very act of being mounted. You can't unmount the partition to fsck it, because it's the root partition. The fsck requirement, I suspect, is why all instructions involve ...


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Yes, it does, according to the reply on the dm-crypt mailing list: http://www.saout.de/pipermail/dm-crypt/2012-April/002441.html


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There's not true journaling with their software as far as I can see. This KB article from them appears to be the closest you'll get to journaling with them: http://www.mailenable.com/kb/Content/Article.asp?ID=me020395


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See, what happened is, the main application that runs on this server manages an extremely large, well-populated directory tree, and writes files in that tree with somewhat suboptimal ownership and permissions. Because it's fairly obnoxious to get that application to change that, and the files need their ownership and permissions fixed up reasonably quickly ...



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