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The paranoid in me, scarred by years of experience and not trusting of recent improvements, does not like the idea of a single large EXT4 volume for what sounds like unstructured file-serving. EXT4 is probably good enough for the task in recent kernels, but it still smells like an EXT filesystem. The failure-modes with those are not good and... I don't trust ...
From a technical standpoint, NTFS can store about 4 billion files per filesystem. Then again, with the amount of files you plan to store you need to think through your architecture more carefully; things like taking backups can take a needlessly long time with that many files, if done wrong.
Based on the output you provided, we can surely state that: You have the /dev/sda1 partition containing an EXT3 filesystem mounted under the /boot mountpoint of your current folder tree (so, everything you'll store under "/boot" will be stored in an EXT3 filesystem). It's safe to assume that this partition has been used to "boot" your system; You have the ...
root's home should be on the partition that the operating system resides on, which by definition is /, so that you can still login as root without issues if, say, another disk partitions are unavailable. /home is sometimes mounted on a separate partition or a separate drive. If this contains the root homedir and is offline, you may encounter difficulties ...
Please see this: Excessive disk usage with virtfs / cpanel VirtFS is used for jailed shell access on your various cpanel accounts. The VirtFS doesn't actually count toward disk space since they're all basically symlinks.
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