This question has been asked a number of times in general linux terms and in relation to certain file systems, but I have not seen the question asked about this specific brand/model SAN. So, the question is: What's the fastest way to delete millions of files (JPGs ranging from 1-15MB) on an Isilon near line model? Unfortunately, it's a custom OS and modifying that is entirely out of the question (unless it's something supported by Isilon that doesn't void the warranty). As far as I can tell,
rm via SSH is barely faster than just mounting the share from a client and deleting it that way -- and those are the only two options I'm aware of. The Isilon GUI file system explorer doesn't have a delete function. Anyway, if anyone has any experience with this model (or even with Isilon in general -- they're probably similar), I'd appreciate any input.