I just had some major data loss on my Windows machine where the automatic disk checking just completely deleted all of my virtualbox virtual machine files (.vdi), so I'm trying to take something positive out of this by correcting my backup habits and methods.. I'm not using RAID or anything like that, its just for personal work and my programming projects, but I have about 5 hard drives I plan to use for the backups.
I have access to both linux and windows so I'm wondering what would most likely be the best filesystem format to use (or I've heard you can not even use a filesystem, so would this be better)? I've obviously had some terrible experiences with windows and the automatic things it does to hard drives that are connected.
Basically, I'm having trouble finding reliable info sources on this topic as the things I find in google seem to be spammy in nature.. I would greatly appreciate any advice.. thanks