[CentOS] Deleting Large Files
Joseph L. Casale
JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Mon Mar 2 23:54:30 UTC 2009
>Try the data=writeback option which emulates the way XFS handles log
>operations. With UPS and/or battery backed caching controller the risk
>should be minimum.
>That will help, but ext3 is not good at handling large files at all,
>so if you can switch to XFS that will make a bigger improvement. Make
>sure XFS journal is set to max size and noatime and nodiratime are set
>to make regular/small file operations perform decently.
I just walked in that room and noticed some issues with that server so
I may be rebuilding to new hardware! I will explore xfs on the rebuild.
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