[CentOS] EXT4 mount issue

Steve Brooks steveb at mcs.st-and.ac.uk
Tue Oct 5 07:39:30 EDT 2010


Hi Brent, Thanks for the reply.

I have to make a decision yes, it is not an easy one either, I read have so 
many different reports, opinions that I now feel my brain has become rather 
scrambled.. Wondering now if I should just have smaller filesystems and stick 
with EXT3.. I have never used XFS and have therefore no experience with it and 
this I guess leaves me short of confidence.


On Tue, 5 Oct 2010, Brent L. Bates wrote:

>      It is up to you to decide.  Do you go with a file system, XFS, that has
>  15 YEARS of use and EXABYTES of storage  behinding it?  Or do you go with
>  ext4, something that has just been declared `stable'.  How important is the
>  data on those drives?  Will you have excellent tape backup of that data not
>  just copies on another ext4 file system, but verified tape backups?
>
>      I prefer using something I know works and has survived numerous system
>  crashes with out missing a beat.
>

Steve


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