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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XFS slow performance on LVM'ed RAID, faster when RAW or non-LVM

longtime user of this website, first time poster. 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 ...
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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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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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Resize XFS Partition (Increase)

I'm new to xfs and was wondering how to increase the size of /var and /home, I'm guessing xfs does not simply increase in size as needed... Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Upgrading 32-bit XFS filesystem to 64-bit

What would be the procedure for upgrading XFS filesystems from 32-bit to 64-bit? What damage or issues would arise from accessing XFS fs that was formatted on a 32-bit OS with a 64-bit OS? To ...
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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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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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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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NFS / DRBD / XFS Performance issues

we have a NFS sitting on top of XFS and drbd which delivers us a horrible performance (about 1MB/s read / write as shown in iostat/iotop) the xfs volume properties are: meta-data=/dev/drbd0 ...
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Linux (NAS) Permissions problem (Permission Denied)

This is probably easier to show than to explain... -bash-3.2$ id uid=501(admin) gid=503(admin) groups=100(users),501(admins),503(admin) -bash-3.2$ groups admin users admins -bash-3.2$ ls -l total 8 ...
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Questions for Ext3/4 Features ( dir_index,filetype) and XFS File system Performance

I am developing an applications which reads huge list of directories and check file types using file command and using ext4 file system. When i look into Ext4 , i see it have two interesting features ...
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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 i ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Safe filesystem for Email homedir storage? XFS? JFS? Btrfs? Reiser4?

i'm building an email system and considering some filesystem that support online-resize, safe when power-outage, and does not restrict number of files per directory(or at least can hold some millions ...
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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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How to “align” a Linux file system with a SSD?

I'm interested in getting a dedicated server with a SSD, probably Corsair Force series CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT. It'll be an Linux server, most likely running XFS (but I'm open to other alternatives). ...
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Optimal way to format 20TB partition with XFS in linux? [closed]

I have a 20TB RAID5 array (LSI 9265-8i / 8 x 3TB 7200rpm drives) configured with a 1MB stripe size. What's the optimal way to partition, and format, this partition in Linux to maximize performance ...
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LVM vs RAID0 vs RAID “linear” - Combine 2 disks as one, data recovery?

given two 2TB USB external disks that have to be combined to one 4TB volume and formatted with one big Filesystem (XFS), I have a small question to ask. Does LVM provide better Data recovery, should ...
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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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Can I use blockdev --setra on a formatted device or exisiting RAID Array?

I have an existing RAID Array and I want to increase the readahead setting. But the device has already been formatted and contains data that I cannot afford to lose. I'm unfamiliar with the blockdev ...
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Accessing file on XFS partition over NFS locks up application

After upgrading the local file server to Ubuntu server 10.04 LTS, I can no longer run mutt or svn. The lock up happens when the apps attempt to access the NFS mounted drives. I did an ltrace and ...
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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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Converting Amazon EC2 ext4 EBS volume into XFS filesystem

I need to convert my Amazon EC2 ext4 filesystem into a XFS one so I could take consistent snapshots and send them to S3. I'm using custom small image of ubuntu server 10.10 with i686 architecture in ...
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Poor XFS performance — what's going on?

I recently formatted a 20TB array as XFS. For file transfers < 10G performance is fantastic. However once I exceed 10G disk I/O decays logarithmically. I have the journal on the same disk. When ...
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EXT3 vs EXT4 vs XFS

Recently I read a lot about "new" file systems. I checked some benchmarks that show MySQL working faster on EXT4 or XFS (and some other FS). I also "found" that XFS and EXT4 are included in CentOS ...
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Is this infrastructure safe for scaling EBS online?

Our application uses EBS to store data. The storage requirement of the application grows rapidly as users signup. We need to do it online so that users don't experience downtime with the application. ...
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How can I check whether 64-bit inodes are used in an existing XFS filesystem?

Some of my users have had trouble with software (on Scientific Linux) that cannot list directory contents when accessing an XFS filesystem mounted with the "inode64" option. So I have copied the data ...
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Hardware RAID controller set to 256kB stripe size, but XFS to 4k block size

Is this configuration ok? I've read that the stripe size should match the block size. I am mostly storing 8-30GB single files that are read sequentially. What should I adjust, and how? Ubuntu ...
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Trying to determine the correct number of XFS allocation groups for postgresql server on Linux

I am running a postgres 8.4.5 server on the linux 2.6.33.7 kernel on an 8 disk raid array with an LSI controller. Most of the tables are around 1GB or less. I know that XFS uses allocation groups ...
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/ partition as xfs in Centos 5 ? , any advantage for apps using large files?

I have been investigating a bit previously to install Centos 5 in a box that it will use applications managing large files (i think more than 300 MB minimal). I was thinking in , as / has a lot of ...
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What XFS configuration should I use for EC2 disks (mysql db-server)

To be able to use ec2-consistent-snapshot on my EC2 servers I have decided to make my partition for my database data XFS What are the best XFS configuration options I can use for these disk? The disk ...
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Very Slow Sequential Reads over NFS from an XFS disk in Amazon EC2

I am using tiobench to test performance of an NFS mounted volume, and notice that Sequential Reads are much slower than Random Reads. This isn't the behavior when I run the same test on the disk ...
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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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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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Formatting drive as XFS on Centos 5.5

We've got a Centos 5.5 server with 2 array's. One is standard ext3 mounted as /, the other is an SSD array that we are attempting to format as XFS before moving our MySQL database to it. I've ...
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XFS on LVM or directly on MD array?

I have a RAID6 array consisting of 10x2TB drives that I will be using as a NAS device. The server enclosure has 6 additional bays that I may use for future expansion. The storage will all be 500G-1T ...
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Should use EXT4 or XFS to be able to 'sync'/backup to S3?

It's my first message here, so bear with me... (I have already checked quite a few of the "Related Questions" suggested by the editor) Here's the setup, a brand new dedicated server (8GB RAM, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 repair XFS filesystem with the first sector broken?

I have copy the partition to a file with ddrescue, but the first sector is broken and filled with zeros. I run xfs_repair -f -o force_geometry file.img, after it says "found candidate secondary ...
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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 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 ...