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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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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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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Weird used/free space view of network drives with Samba and XFS

I'm using XFS project quotas to offer some private and limited disk space to my users, running Windows. It works pretty well, as the users can't exceed the quota like expected. However, the Samba's ...
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Linux filesystem suggestion for MySQL with a 100% SELECT workload

I have a MySQL database that contains millions of rows per table and there are 9 tables in total. The database is fully populated, and all I am doing is reads i.e., there are no INSERTs or UPDATEs. ...
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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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Verify A Partition is Aligned in Linux With RAID and LVM

Does anyone know the steps to verify that a XFS filesystem on top of LVM and md RAID is properly aligned on an array of 4096 Byte aka "Advanced Format" sectored disks? Some references are: ...
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slow disk writes between host and guest

I've got a ubuntu (server kernel) on a amd x4, 4gb ram, 2x seagate sata 1 tb disks for testing virtual machines and the write performance is very slow. The two disks are in a software raid1 array, one ...
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RAID Read/Write Speed Gradually Slows

This is actually a server at home, but I felt it was sufficiently complicated as to not have it on SuperUser and could easily apply to a professional situation. I have a file server running Debian ...
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Easy to expand Linux software RAID 5 with XFS. Best practices?

I use my Ubuntu machine as a file server for Windows/Linux/Mac clients using a Samba share. I need it to be easily expandable by just adding more hard drives without having to move any data back and ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 cron script 'ec2-consistent-snapshot' unable to execute and access files

I have a Ubuntu 9.10 image running on Amazon EC2 and I've setup a backup script ec2-consisten-snapshot. I'm able to run the script from SSH, and everything works peachy. sudo ec2-consistent-snapshot ...
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Monitoring XFS filesystem health in Linux

I recently experienced a filesystem meltdown. I had a server running for about 180 days non stop without any issues, but then I noticed weird stuff happen and apparently the ext3 filesystem was in ...
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Adding 60TB Storage to an SLES 10 Server

I have to add some archive\staging storage to an SLES 10 Server. The requirement is to present fairly large volumes (9-20TB each approx, 60TB or so in total) that will be used to store archive data ...
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best filesystem for mysql @ net-volume @ ec2

What is the best filesystem to use for EC2 network volume to be used for mysql database? And what mount options to use? Specifically is there a better option then xfs +noatime? This is the option I ...
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What linux filesystems does Oracle 10g support?

I am wondering if there is a supported (or recommended) list of filesystems that Oracle 10g supports. Specifically I wish to know if storing Oracle data on an XFS partition is a bad idea. I ask ...
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xfsdump: Spanning multiple drives

I'm trying to create a one-off snapshot of 5.5TB of data to 3 external 2TB drives. The data is on an XFS partition, so the logical option seemed to be xfsdump, as it can span multiple devices. As a ...
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How can you shrink an XFS filesystem?

I have an xfs filesystem that has some free space. Can I shrink it? I know of xfs_growfs. And there is resize2fs and resize_reiserfs. Side question: is xfs not a good filesystem choice for bulk ...
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OpenSolaris ZFS barebones for NAS

I've been tasked to suggest a NAS replacement for our aging fileserver at work, its currently running Linux with XFS (using LVM). We're a very small company of 5 folks, so we're using commodity ...
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Best filesystem for storing photos on Linux [closed]

I have 200+G of photos I usually keep on my main computer so that they are always available. File sizes range from 2-3MB JPGs to 10-12MB RAW files. I thought the nice old ext3 could be abandoned in ...
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How to corrupt a file system

I am going to be testing 'xfs_repair' on some large file systems ( around 50 TB ) as in the past the memory usage is high. While I could test the program only on file systems which were correct it ...
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Filesystem for an external drive that'll only connect to Linux

I just bought a new 500GB external harddrive. Most of the time I only store operating system ISO's on those things and some movies. Large files anyway, well over 4GiB sometimes, so FAT is out of the ...