XFS is a file system originally for SGI's IRIX OS, but is now available for Linux. It is known for handling large files and large file systems well, one of the few Linux file systems that can handle partitions over 16.8TB.

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Very strange file size (more than 600 PB) on a small filesystem

I had a file on an XFS filesystem which size was about 200 GB. It was a QCOW2 image containing a virtual disk of a KVM-driven virtual machine. Something went wrong (maybe it was some glitch of ...
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raid0 (soft-RAID using Linux md drivers) hosting XFS: how to repair after replacing bad disk?

So the latest configuration of our Nova compute nodes are using raw /dev/sdX devices (no labels nor partitions) as components for an md0 (raid0) array on which they're hosting an XFS filesystem. When ...
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Cant change user quota on xfs partition

I cant change user quota even command exit status is 0. Used: xfs_quota -x -c 'limit bsoft=1024m bhard=2048m 56a4d3057ec81767ebe0415b' / Also used webmin interface to update user quota but on ...
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Cannot mount XFS partition

I have a XFS partition in one of my HDD partitions. Here's my disks: aksesfarma@elementary-PC:~$ sudo blkid -o list device fs_type label mount point UUID ...
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Acceptable I/O speeds for 6 x 250GB SSDs in RAID 10

I'm running CentOS 7 (XFS filesystem) on a dell server with a PERC H700 raid controller. Inside this server I have 6 x Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSDs (yes they are consumer drives however, this is a home ...
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Troubleshooting with kernel call trace and underlying root cause with XFS

How to determine the root underlying cause of an error when looking through a Linux kernel call trace, and in which order should I read the call trace? From my understanding, the call trace should ...
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Want to understand XFS strangeness

have a XFS partition that I find to act very strangely. It mounts fine under a system but won't mount under others --of which my main system. As I'm new at XFS, I'd love to hear from users more ...
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rsync (and scp) failing with no space left on XFS device

I have a fresh install of CentOS 7 with a primary partition of 400GB formatted for XFS. Less than one GB is currently in use. I am trying to rsync 65GB of files over and the copy starts failing ...
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What does sunit=0 and swidth=0 mean for XFS file system?

I created an XFS file system using default parameters at the time of creation of a system. Now looking at the output of xfs_info, it show 0 for the values of sunit and swidth. I can't seem to find ...
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Rsync size is difference from source to destination

I'm using rsync with the options -r for recursive -l copy symlinks as symlinks -t preserve modification time -D preserve devices and specials -v verbose --prune-empty-dirs The source FS is ext4 and ...
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xfsretsore from a zipped image to a unmouted partition

I have a zipped image which I am restoring to a unmounted partition: gunzip -c /mnt/sda3/backup.gz | xfsrestore - /dev/sda7 I get a error: xfsrestore: ERROR: specified destination /dev/sda7 is not ...
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Cannot mount XFS - bad superblock

Please bare in mind I am very noob and have not much idea what I am doing. We have a Dell PowerEdge 420 with a 716iS iSCSI raid. The network connect dropped in the middle of disk usage and we are no ...
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Disk cache impaction on linux df result

I am having a problem in which casing the df results unreliable. I'm using the xfs files system on sles 11 sp3. Basically there is a big difference (a few GBs) between the free size before and after I ...
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After xfs repair, only files from root user are accessible

After a power failure during server installation of CentOS, the external storage system that contains user data could not be mounted due to failed superblocks. I performed an xfs_repair on the ...
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XFS/EXT4: Why is actual file size on disk larger than apparent size? Clarification

On a CentOS 7.1.1503 (3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64) system running KVM/qemu on an XFS filesystem, I'm attempting to work out what specifically is adding additional space to a VM diskimage file. $ ls -ls ...
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XFS: Internal error XFS_WANT_CORRUPTED_GOTO

After what appears to be a power outage on my standby postgres database, i'm receiving the error: XFS: Internal error XFS_WANT_CORRUPTED_GOTO after the system reboots as well as postgres error log ...
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7Zip extraction on linux is so slow

Extracting 7zip with many small files on linux xfs, extraction speed is so slow. My Test System Environment. System1 : 2vCore/4GB CentOS 6.5 64bit guest on XenServer. System2 : 2vCore/4GB Windows ...
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how do I clone a disk that is represented by a vmdk file? [closed]

I have VirtualBox installed on Windows 8.1. I have created a CentOS 7 virtual machine that loads the contents of a detached hard drive that is connected to the PC via a SATA Wire. The virtual ...
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Recreating XFS project quota information

We recreated a fileserver, which had an XFS filesystem using project quotas residing on a SAN. Unfortunately, we had forgotten to backup /etc/projects and /etc/projid on the server before ...
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Data recovery for XFS partition

I want to recover data from a XFS partition. It seems that I need to xfs_repair the partition but I am not sure I would lose the data, so I prefer to ask to experts. I run a Virtual Box Linux Mint. ...
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Unable to create files on large XFS filesystem

We have a Linux server with a 4 TB filesystem, which is used to store subversion repositories. There are many repositories, several of which have been in use for several years. The disk was ...
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change xfs quota types without reboot?

CentOS 6.3 Hi, I have a production NFS file server on which I'm changing the xfs quota type from 'quota' to 'quota,pqnoenforce'. I've made the change in /etc/fstab, remounted and mount shows the new ...
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CEPH's raw space usage

I can't understand ceph raw space usage. I have 14 HDD (14 OSD's) on 7 servers , 3TB each HDD ~ 42 TB raw space in total. ceph -s osdmap e4055: 14 osds: 14 up, 14 in pgmap v8073416: ...
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cant turn on mysqld. I moved mysql to an XFS directory and pointed it there

hey guys hopefully someone has the answers for this but these are my errors ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) and in my ...
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XFS as default filesystem in the enterprise

After reading up on the whole data=ordered fiasco that EXT4 went through and how much support there was on it accommodating "broken" applications, I was surprised that a filesystem that is not ...
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Rotating incremental backups using xfsdump

With rsync I can create a set of incremental backups, and delete backups older than a certain age. Then the oldest backup becomes the new base backup, essentially. Is this possible with xfsdump? Once ...
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find space used by journal files

Is there any way to find the disk space used by journal. Running xfs on host and ext4 on guest. How can we see the space occupied by journals of these filesystem.is it possible.
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Will 2 heavy, simultaneous IO operations result in fragmentation?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 to run a web/DB server. Disks are in a RAID6 set, using XFS. I'm somewhat new to XFS. Suppose I have 2 heavy IO operations. In my example: Reindexing a 400 GB database. ...
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Is is possible to live sync two network drives?

I have one NAS in India (active) and while other in US(passive). I want to sync the US NAS with that of India in real time (with permissible latency) I tried using RAID1 for this purpose, but I ...
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What is the default journal commit interval of XFS?

Ext3 and Ext4 have a default journal commit interval of 5 seconds, which can be changed with the 'commit' mount option. I can verify that my VirtualBox host indeed flashes its disk icon after 5 ...
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Which file system best handle multiple, concurrent write sessions [closed]

Which file system best handle multiple, concurrent write sessions Which file system can handle more concurrent write sessions; let’s say 32 write sessions? The file system has to handle 32 ...
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Cause of page fragmentation on “large” server with xfs, 20 disks and Ceph

Any insight from someone with a bit of experience in the linux IO system would be helpful. Here is my story: Recently brought up a cluster of six Dell PowerEdge rx720xds to serve files via Ceph. ...
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Detect faulty drive in RAID 10 array

I've been told that I can only verify my HW RAID array is working perfectly with KVM. However, I want to be automatically notified when there is a problem by my server. Is there a way via SSH (that ...
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Recreate XFS Partition with Existing Filesystem

I have a CentOS server with two RAID arrays. The OS array and a DATA array. Long story short, recently had tons of trouble with the OS and had to reload CentOS (was 5.7 and went to 6.5). Everything ...
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Shrinking or removing home partition in CentOS 7 installation [closed]

I made the mistake of creating a home partition that fills up all my disk space, and it's formatted in XFS, which to my knowledge isn't shrinkable. Since I have no use for the home partition anyway ...
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How can I verify an XFS dump backup

I recently had a hard drive crash. Now I'm setting up incremental backups using XFS' dump tool. The setup I have is to make the dumps into files (rather than to a block device), my plan is to do a l0 ...
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xfs - command limit not found

I'd like to set xfs quota on my CentOS 6 server, so I installed xfsprogs package. However it says command limit not found as shown below. [root@myserver ~]# xfs_quota xfs_quota> print Filesystem ...
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Does XFS support default quotas?

We need to set a default quota for all users. From what I can see from man 8 xfs_quota, you can only set quotas for individual users. I need to set a quota that applies to everyone without having to ...
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how to disable journaling on xfs filesystem [closed]

How do I disable journaling on xfs file system. I tried tune2fs to disable, it didnt help. Does xfs has different tools/procedure to do so ? tune2fs -o journal_data_writeback ...
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Correct procedure for mounting xfs filesystem to use quotas

I am using a Hetzner box on which I have configured my partitions to use LVM, and have set /home as a xfs filesystem. I use Webmin to administer the box which is running Debian 7.6, and have the ...
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Possible to put larger disks in LSI arrays?

I have a couple of these LSI arrays LSI Model: 0834 LSI Class: 3600 LSI Name: LSI Engenio LSI product name: 1932 LSI Product codename: Mary Jane Enclosure name: Shea (DM1300) End of Life: 31-Dec-2010 ...
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Speed up xfsrestore

I administer a development environment with shared (nfs and samba) home directories which are heavily used and pretty large. I use a 2TB partition for around 50 users. I know this is generous but I'd ...
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How can I recalculate XFS projects quota?

I have a XFS formatted disk and several projects quota in it. # xfs_quota -xc 'report -phN' foo 20K 22.9G 22.9G 00 [------] bar 396K 5.7G 5.7G 00 [------] buz 12K 22.9G 22.9G 00 ...
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How to Increase the Size of an XFS File System?

I just created an Amazon AWS EC2 instance running RHEL7: [root@ip-10-184-161-46 ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.0 (Maipo) [root@ip-10-184-161-46 ~]# And even ...
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/proc/slabinfo: Input/output error

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and XFS (kernel 3.2.0-38-generic). Because XFS inode cache use too much memory, I want to limit the number of objects used to cache XFS inode. According to the manual, I can ...
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Which network file systems can deal with huge amount of subdirectories?

I need a network file system that can be accessed from multiple machines as the same time and that it will still be able to keep like 100.000 subdirectories of a single directory. In case someone is ...
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Optimization XFS on Linux guest in Hyper-V (VHDX)

In our company we're using Hyper-V (Windows Server 2012) hypervisor and VM to organize our in-company services in our data-center. I am supposed to set up Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest for our main database ...
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mkfs fails to create a new xfs partition

I am using Ubuntu LTS 12.04 server installed as a virtual machine on VMware Workstation. Recently, I extended the logical disk. I used sudo fdisk /dev/sdb command and i created an extended disk that ...
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Need help recovering RAID 6 array

My CentOS 6.5 server had its primary drive fail the other day. Our hosting company replaced the primary drive and reinstalled the OS. The system is up and running, but the 15TB of RAID6 storage isn't ...
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NFS server unresponsive to clients - with processes 'migration' and 'xfssyncd' consuming unusual cpu

I have a CentOS 6.4 fileserver running NFS 4, serving a couple of XFS filesystems. There are a few dozen clients connected to it. Today it slowed to a crawl for the clients - the clients would hang or ...