[CentOS] Is ext4 safe for a production server?

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Sat Dec 5 15:40:30 UTC 2009


Miguel Medalha wrote:
> I am about to install a new server running CentOS 5.4. The server will 
> contain pretty critical data that we can't afford to corrupt.
>
> I would like to benefit from the extra speed and features of a ext4 
> filesystem but I don't have any experience with it.
> Is there some member of the list who can enlighten me on whether ext4 is 
> mature enough to be used on a production server without too much risk?
>
>   

Some people have encountered data loss issues on Ubuntu (quite some time 
back and nothing reported recently) and ext4 support is not yet official 
in Centos5/RHEL5.


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