[CentOS] Looking for experiences with filesystem choices....

Tom Bishop bishoptf at gmail.com
Sun Mar 21 16:35:44 UTC 2010


Thanks Timo I'll go read that...

On 3/21/10, Timo Schoeler <timo.schoeler at riscworks.net> wrote:
> On 03/21/2010 04:01 PM, Tom Bishop wrote:
>> Lots of opinions out there and I have read and read, so I have a home
>> server that I have finally setup with a hot swap hdd cage and what I am
>> planning on doing is copying my data drive every other day and rotating
>> them offsite, haven't figured out how often though.  So I did my first
>> test last night and the backup drive was formatted with ext3 but looking
>> to try to speed things up and was wondering what would be my best
>> choice.  Most of my data is on VM's and the hdd files on some of them
>> are quite large, I have used JFS and reiser in the past and was leaning
>> on going with JFS but am tempted to look at XFS.  So what I was
>> wondering are what are folks experiences (instead of opinions) with
>> different filesystems and while I want speed it needs to be reliable
>> since it will be my back up data....running centos 5.4 x64
>>
>>
>> Thanks in advance...
>
> Hi,
>
> in December last year there was a nice thread about choosing the 'right'
> FS for certain circumstances, which included JFS, XFS, ext3/4 etc.
>
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2009-December/086842.html
>
> HTH,
>
> Timo
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