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0answers
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Performance difference between multiple people requesting one file VS multiple identical files in different paths

Suppose I have X amount of users requesting http://mydomain.com/myfile.php Now consider a different scenario where the same X amount of users are requesting myfile.php, except instead of being ...
3
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1answer
189 views

How to distribute files and folders to handle large number of files

I want to manage a huge number of files on my server (say millions). It is needed to save files in two or three levels of folders to keep the number of files in each folder low. On the other hand, it ...
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3answers
275 views

Low performance file server?

I am looking into moving our files in our Active Domain from our single server running Windows Server 2008 into another low performance server. I was wondering if a file server really needs high ...
3
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3answers
144 views

Testing for disk write

I'm writing an application for storing lots of images (size <5MB) on an ext3 filesystem, this is what I have for now. After some searching here on serverfault I have decided for a structure of ...
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2answers
434 views

Disk fragmentation when dealing with many small files

On a daily basis we generate about 3.4 Million small jpeg files. We also delete about 3.4 Million 90 day old images. To date, we've dealt with this content by storing the images in a hierarchical ...
3
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2answers
583 views

VMWare Server - Writing files to virtual hard drive performance

We have just moved our infrastructure from physical servers to virtual machines. Everything is running great and we are happy with the result of the move. We have identified one problem, and that is ...
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8answers
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Doing an rm -rf on a massive directory tree takes hours

We're using rsnapshot for backups. It keeps lots of snapshots of the backuped up file, but it does delete old ones. This is good. However it's taking about 7 hours to do a rm -rf on a massive ...