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Discussion on: Graceful Shutdown Is A Lie

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Well, we have had a huge problem with different software running in Windows on a computers that can be in some circumstances instantly powered off. In this cases, even the Windows was regularly broken, forcing restoring the whole computer from backup image.

The solution I use for such computers and software is very simple - Linux with journaling file system such as Ext4 and wide use of SQLite database, that is very, very robust against any crashes and power interruptions.

Now we have a systems that can be shutdown instantly by simple powering off and still works without any information loss, file or OS damages for years.