Thanks to Journaling

Every time the power goes "glurp" (as it did just now), I thank heavens for journaling.Journaling is a technique of preserving disk drive state by constantly writing an intermediate record of changes on a disk drive to a file that can be used to recover the latest state when there's a crash. I've gone from a couple of years ago having to babysit Linux and Mac OS X reboots to not even giving them a thought. When the machine reboots, it loads the journaling file, restores the drive's last state, and typically moves on. If you're using an operating system that supports journaling and you don't have a high-end need (like video editing or other drive intensive uses), for god's sake, turn on journaling right now.