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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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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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?
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Adding XFS Volume Options in /etc/fstab

I need to add the inode64, and nobarrier options to /etc/fstab. Are they valid options to just add in under the fourth column? Looking at the fstab man page it points to the mount manpage for options, ...
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Partition as XFS on RAID 5

I have configured a 14 TB as RAID 5. How can I make it to two XFS partitions? Details are as below: Disk......cciss/c0d1: 14002.5 GB, 14002557116416 bytes 255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 3351561 ...
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/dev/md device disappeared in Linux RAID1 array

I inherited a NAS server that is setup with 5 RAID1 soft arrays grouped together into a XFS volume group. Whoever built the 5th md device created it without a Linux Auto RAID partition (Looks like ...
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How should I setup an Ubuntu server on EC2 (MySQL, code location, etc..)?

I've started to fiddle around EC2, and I can't seem to understand the "AWS way" of setting up a server. I'm using Ubuntu server 10.10 64 bit, from an official AMI by Canonical. There is an EBD drive ...
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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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blockdev report different blocksize if mounted

I have a proliant running Red Hat 7, with two data disk with raid 1 (hardware raid). I created the file sytem using this command: mkfs.xfs /dev/sdb Default block size for xfs is 4096. So ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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). mkfs....
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XFS maximum log size - SW RAID 10 (mdadm) - SLES 11 SP1

I am a bit puzzled about the maximum metadata log size that can be setup in a XFS file system. I have found the same information everywhere: the maximum size is 64K blocks or 128M, whichever is ...
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How many subdirectories does the XFS filesystem support within a given directory?

EXT3 supports 32,000 subdirectories. EXT4 supports 64,000... I've read about people having millions of subdirectories on the XFS filesystem, but can't find an exact value referenced anywhere. How ...
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XFS drive unmounting on write

I have a database backup script which does a mysqldump and copies the dump to an external hard drive with an XFS partition on it. Unfortunately partway through the copy, the drive dismounts and the ...
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How to copy a large RAID1 XFS partition with over-allocated space

I have a NAS server with 12 1T drives in a RAID10 linux soft array. The main data area is a 5.4TB XFS partition. On that partition, I've been creating iSCSI disk images, taking advantage of XFS's ...
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How should I backup this large volume?

I have a 10TB XFS filesystem on a SLES 10.2 server. I am currently running rsync on it once per day, to sync it with a disk-based online backup on another server. The primary volume is quite busy as ...
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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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xfsdump version 3 backwards compatible xfsdump version 2?

I have some old tapes that are backups of a server and stuff. I was just recently able to find out how the tapes were written by doing this: dd if=/dev/nst0 of=./test.img bs=32k count=100 and then:...
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SOLVED mount(2): Stale file handle NFS after update server to Debian 8

I've several server that mounting NFS on remote backups server Everything worked until I did an update on the NFS server to Debian Jessie. Now some machines work and others not work. Try several ...
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Moving disk space from /home to / on RHEL7.2 with xfs file system

I've setup RHEL7 with default partitioning, and they partitioned it as following: /dev/mapper/rhel-home 100GB /home /dev/mapper/rhel-root 50GB / Both are on xfs filesystem. How can i shift most of ...
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unable to mount XFS after rescue

I am facing strange problem with XFS file system. Below is the exact scenario: I'd a corrupt 2 TB disk with XFS (I/O error), so that decide to rescue data from old disk to new disk. I'd run ddrescue ...
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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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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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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 system,...
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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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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 /etc/log/...
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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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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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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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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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Modifying NFS (XFS) File Attributes from within Windows

Scenario: I'm on Server 2008 R2 and I've mapped a network drive using Services for Network File System (NFS). I've mounted the drive to "N:" (for NFS or NAS) using the mount command line utility (...
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Appropriate Linux (ubuntu 10.04) FS type for rapid FS management many small files and directories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux's best filesystem to work with 10000's of files without overloading the system I/O I have an 240gb image store of approximately 1.5 million entries. About ...
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Mounting a partition from a raw DD image file of a physical disk

I have a DD image taken from the raw HDD image (/dev/sdb). This image file contains an XFS filesystem that I need to mount. It is much too large to restore to disks (2.6TB img file) so I would like to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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is xfs a good raid setup?

I'm using amazon, and there is docs everywhere to use xfs. Is xfs a software based raid? Is it fast?