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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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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JFS or XFS or anything else?

After deciding to use LVM2 as volumemanager on our servers there was also the wish for an online resizeable filesystem. After reading a few articles I decided to use JFS in favour of XFS. Now today I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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ZFS vs XFS

We're considering building a ~16TB storage server. At the moment, we're considering both ZFS and XFS as filesystem. What are the advantages, disadvantages? What do we have to look for? Is there a ...