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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Access xfs quota info from NFS client

I've got an xfs filesystem (on a Centos 6.4 server) mounted via NFS on a client server (Centos 6.3). I can't seem to access the quota info from the client. It simply returns nothing for xfs_quota -c ...
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Resize XFS on CentOS after expand Raid

I have a 16Tb partition on Raid 6 array using xfs file system. # df -hT Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdc1 xfs 15T 7.4T 7.2T 51% /backup I reconstructed ...
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FS for many small files, mostly reads?

I need a direction since all the blogs/benchs seems to contradict. Goal: Having a lot of small files on FS in a directory tree fashion similar to this AB/CD/EF... Two size groups : G1 : 10-20 kB G2 ...
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remount / move root folder to another partition on centos

We have an EC2/CentOS6 instance with "/" mounted to an EXT4 partition, and now another bigger sized hard disk formatted in XFS attached to the system. Since the former partition for "/" is ...
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Using ZFS or XFS on a Xen guest running Linux

Background: I'm investigating the viability of using a filesystem other than ext3/4, with the ability to run snapshots for backup and rollback purposes. The servers under consideration are mailbox ...
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Can XFS or GlusterFS replace my ZFS needs?

Right now I have a FreeBSD hosts with ZFS and NFSv4. It is replicated to another FreeBSD box for backup purposes. The ZFS features that are important to me are software RAID6 snapshots, or some ...
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Cannot install centos 6.4 with XFS

I would like install centos 6.4 and use XFS as filesystem for some partitions in my configuration. But Anaconda don't propose XFS in the filesystem choice. Then I try to install in text mode but in ...
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XFS slow performance on LVM'ed RAID, faster when RAW or non-LVM

I have a weird issue with a server I am setting up. It's for a filesharing-type website, so fast IO and plenty of capacity are the requirements. OS is CentOS 6.4 64-bit The server in question is a HP ...
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XFS Adding Quotas - Skip Quota check on first mount/boot

We run a 14TB XFS fileserver on our cluster and want to add quota support. This is running 3.9.2-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 kernel under CentOS 6.3 (Final). The issue is when we unmount the XFS RAID, and ...
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Upgrading server motherboard while maintaining 12 SATA ports

My office has been using a FreeNAS server that was built with desktop hardware. We use it for storing RAW photos (~50mb each). We have 3 workstations that access (browse, retouch, save) the files ...
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Can't mount XFS partition anymore

I have 9 partitions formatted as XFS on my server. When I try to mount one of them, it fails. The others mount fine. root@fileserver2 # mount | grep xfs | head -1 /dev/sdb1 on /mnt/hdd1 type xfs ...
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xfs_growfs error: maximum is 18350080?

I have a 70 GB filesystem mounted from a loopback file that needed more space. I increased the size of the file from 75161928000 to 75200000000 (starting conservative) via sudo truncate -s ...
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1. XFS: how to find path / directory of inodes 2. XFS in a file -o loop and ddrescue?

how to find the full original file/directory path of some damaged XFS inodes? and how to list the last modified few 10000 inodes (=edited or moved files/directories) rapidly among millions of ...
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Storing many small files with xattr in XFS and ext4

I have many small files (20 millions) with xattr on XFS drives. The average size of files is around 20KB and the average size of xattr is about 512 bytes. Because I would like to move them to ext4, I ...
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xfs.image I/O error but harddrive is fine?

Please help to determine, how to may fix this XFS filesystem and whats actually wrong? Thanks! An XFS image runs productive mounted -o loop on debian. a million of files are read every day, only ...
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Slower file create on faster server. Why?

I have thwo servers. The old one is 24GB RAM, i7-950 @ 3,0Ghz, 2x 1,5TB SATA HDD (ST31500341AS). The new is 32GB RAM, i7-3770 @ 3,4GHz, 2x 3,0TB SATA HDD (ST3000DM001-9YN166). Now I noiticed, ...
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The XFS filesystem is broken in RHEL/CentOS 6.x - What can I do about it?

Recent versions of RHEL/CentOS (EL6) brought some interesting changes to the XFS filesystem I've depended on heavily for over a decade. I spent part of last summer chasing down an XFS sparse file ...
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Setup 1x RAID5 array with multiple LVs and differnt filesystems?

Centos 5.9 - 2.6.18-348.3.1.el5 i686 Raid5 - 4 Disks + 1 Spare (all WD RED 3TB) Does it make sence to create multiple LV within the same VP and configure them as differnt filesystems: Example: LV1: ...
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Rsync Backup from XFS to ZFS

I currently have a backup solution in place that uses rsync to backup all out Linux servers from remote sites, to an XFS drive in our HQ. I am now trying to rsync the folder from the XFS drive in our ...
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HP DL380p Gen8 (p420i controller) I/O oddity on XFS partitions

On DL380p gen8 servers using XFS on top of LVM on top of raid 1+0 with 6 disks, an identical workload results in a ten-fold increase in disk writes on RHEL 6 compared to RHEL 5, making applications ...
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xfs fails with errors on dmesg

I have a strange error on a linux box with xfs, and I don't know how to debug and fix it. Below is an excerpt from dmesg : Info fld=0x17 end_request: I/O error, dev sde, sector 34412208504 sd ...
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Filesystem recommendation for 5 TB file storage

I have a locally attached 5 TB RAID6 system (IBM DS3512). It will be used as a storage for large data files that are written in sequential writes, and then read back for processing. Eventually the ...
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SLES 11 recommended filesystem

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 ...
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XFS - Force write every n minutes?

I'm running the recently-released Fedora 18, and doing some computationally intensive things with it. The result is... unstable, at best. But! That's about what I expected, or at least not what I'm ...
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Corrupt XFS header

On my file server I ended up growing the RAID (5) and then I went ahead and deleted and remade the partition holding the XFS filesystem. I used Parted to do this. After parted ran I tried to mount ...
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How to recover XFS file system with “superblock read failed”

I have a disk from a Buffalo LinkStation that has an XFS partition on it that I cannot mount. Plugging the disk into an SATA->USB caddy on an Ubuntu box. I get the following: $ sudo fdisk -l ...
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xfs: find files on the first 1 TB

I have been hit by xfs' No space left on device. According to the FAQ: http://xfs.org/index.php/XFS_FAQ#Q:_Why_do_I_receive_No_space_left_on_device_after_xfs_growfs.3F The only way to fix this is ...
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Restrict file access to append only

I have a directory with log files and I'm putting logs from script launched by users into them. Logging with syslog isn't possible in this case. I want the users to have only write permissions on ...
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When I mount an XFS snapshot that was frozen, do I need to unfreeze it?

I'm snapshotting an XFS EBS volume, freezing it first. When I mount the snapshot as a new volume on a different instance will I need to unfreeze the volume before it can be used, or will it not be ...
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xfs_repair has been running a day is it actually doing anything?

I am having a problem with my 1 TB XFS LVM logical volume. This formerly resided on a physical volume which developed IO errors, so I used "pvmove" to migrate to a new disk. After the migration I was ...
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mkfs.xfs: libxfs_device_zero write failed: Input/output error

I can't find a way to create a filesystem on one of my disks. first i'm geting the following output: [root@~]# mkfs.xfs /dev/sdb1 mkfs.xfs: /dev/sdb1 appears to contain a partition table (dos). ...
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Restoring a GPT XFS partition?

I recently added some storage to a RAID array with a single large XFS volume. To expand the volume I normally use parted to remove the partition and then recreate it so that it spans the entire ...
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XFS: No space left on device

I am using XFS on small HDD (/dev/sdb1, less than 150G) and storing many small files (-32KB). df -h and -i show that it has available space. # df -hv Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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How can I reduce inode utilization on an ext4 filesystem?

Summary of My Need We put a large amount of files on a filesystem for analysis at a later time. We can't control how many files we're going to have, and this one box needs access to all of them. ...
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Are there measurable benefits to running XFS on EC2

I am looking at creating a PostgreSQL database image (to run on Amazon EC2) and I have heard good things about XFS. However, since ultimately you are running in a VM, the gain of XFS on EC2 might ...
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Recommended filesystem for MySQL (xfs vs ext4)

Setting up a MySQL 5.5 server, and wondering what the recommended filesystem is? ext4 or xfs? Running InnoDB and 40% writes 60% reads. Thanks.
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Disabling/Enabling Modules Parameter RHEL

I'm working with kernel module parameters, and I've found myself a bit confused. In particular, I'm attempting to enable posix ACL support for XFS file systems. This requires the XFS module to be ...
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xfs incremental backup doesn't fit new disk

I have a 1TB xfs volumne on Amazon EBS, which contains 246GB of incremental backups, created with rsync and hardlinking. I want to copy this to a new, smaller disk. The problem is it doesn't seem to ...
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Why are my XFS filesystems suddenly consuming more space and full of sparse files?

I've run XFS filesystems as data/growth partitions for nearly 10 years across various Linux servers. I've noticed a strange phenomenon with recent CentOS/RHEL servers running version 6.2+. Stable ...
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Uneven utilization of disks in xfs-formatted logical volume

We have a backup server with 66TB of available space, set up like so: 12 6TB RAID10 arrays -> 12 PVs -> 1 VG -> 1 LV -> xfs This filesystem is used exclusively for backups (through BackupPC). It ...
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EBS+RAID10+XFS slower than EBS+RAID10+EXT3 using MySQL?

We're currently using EC2 with 16 EBS volumes in RAID10 configuration for our MySQL data. I know some people don't recommend to put EBS volumes to RAID but that's not what I'm concerned about at the ...
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XFS disk becomes unavailable after a while

Ubuntu 12.04 (but the same was on 11.10 before upgrading) WD MyBook, 2TB, no RAID (or RAID0, not completely sure, anyway no mirroring, both 1TB disks are in use, mounted as a single device). ...
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lvm/xfs does not utilize full raid device

My older 2 CPU server (32-bit LV Xeon, centos 5) drives a raid6 array. Since I grew it from 7x2T to 8x2T (I had to CD boot a "more modern" fedora to even do the 82-hour growing, but that's another ...
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Debian package performance on XFS, btrfs, ext3, ext4

I did 4 clean installations of debian 6 and measured time of installing some average virtual package. FS options are default. time apt-get install build-essential I got very strange results ...
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The impact of a high directory-to-file ratio on XFS

We're building a product that is likely to generate very large XFS volumes, and I'm trying to discover the scaling bottlenecks we're likely to run into given the architecture. As we manipulate files ...
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CentOS 6 doing lots more IO than CentOS 5

I'm benchmarking an application on two identical servers, one is Centos 5.8 and the other is Centos 6.2. My application is running much slower (50% or less) on the Centos 6.2 machine. In attempting ...
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Fastest way to chown a whole device (xfs)

I need to chown 1.5 million files on a drive. I'm currently doing: sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /root-of-device but it takes an awfully long time to run. I was wondering if there was some sort ...
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Raid-5 Performance per spindle scaling

So I am stuck in a corner, I have a storage project that is limited to 24 spindles, and requires heavy random Write (the corresponding read side is purely sequential). Needs every bit of space on my ...
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format a volume as xfs

I have a partition that is formatted as ext3 I dd unmount it. Formatted as xfs (for quicker format) and I got an error. When I formatted it as ext3 again, it worked. What is the command to format an ...
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XFS Trial barrier write failure message in dmesg

I'm noticing the following lines in dmesg when an XFS volume is being mounted dm-1: Disabling barriers, trial barrier write failed Anyone know what this means?