We are upgrading some servers from SLES 10 to SLES 11 and I just saw that ext4 is not supported. Should I move to XFS or keep ext3?
I will be moving the programs and databases to a new VM so reformatting is not a problem. We are currently using ext3, but the fsck after a crash or the regular filesystem checks are very slow. I was thinking that ext4 would be supported under SLES 11 as it has a much faster fsck, but it's not. Btrfs doesn't seem production ready yet.
So now I'm thinking about moving to xfs, but I'm not sure it's as stable as ext3? I saw some old reports about truncating files wiht 0, but apparently those bugs are already closed.
The disks have a bunch of large database files, so xfs seems perfect for this scenario.