[CentOS] OT:Which filesystem to use with large files

carlopmart carlopmart at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 16:39:44 UTC 2009


Les Mikesell wrote:
> carlopmart wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>>   Recently I have installed a centOS 5.4 server to use as a home NAS server. I need 
>> to use large files (8GB minimum) inside of it to serve via iSCSI services. Which 
>> filesystem do you recommends me to reach maximum performance: xfs, ext3, ext4, gfs2 
>> ....??
> 
> None of them should have a problem with large files and any differences 
> in the filesystem metadata handling will be covered up by the underlying 
> disk access speed of a large amount of data per file.  The bigger 
> differences are in how fast they can create or delete large numbers of 
> files.
> 

Thanks Les. then if I would to use sparse files to create these large files, which 
can be the best form: dd of qcow2 format for example??

-- 
CL Martinez
carlopmart {at} gmail {d0t} com


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