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

Kwan Lowe kwan.lowe at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 22:46:53 UTC 2009


>> With LVMs you'd of course lose the flexibility of file-backed targets
>> and the ability to do sparse files are you're intending..
>>
>> dd if=/dev/zero of=iqn.2009-12.com.mydomain:storage.disk01.foo.foo
>> bs=1 count=0 seek=16G
>
> LVM was my first option and performance it is very very good with iSCSI, but backup
> and restore it is a problem with LVM. For these reason I need to use large files on
> this server...

I actually prefer backing up LVMs.. I use the snapshot feature which
means I can backup a live volume. Works well.


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