[CentOS] 11TB ext4 filesystem - filesystem alternatives?

joel billy jbilly2002 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 05:23:50 EDT 2012


>> Which other mature and stable filesystem can you recommend for such
>> large
>> storage?
>
> Never had to deal with such a large filesystem, yet, but I'd try XFS on
> it.
>
> Alternatively you can look at less supported filesystems such as BTRFS.
> Or even http://zfsonlinux.org/.
>

Since its for production, i would avoid both zfs and btrfs. But i
guess there aren't many options available a.t.m. Best is to wait for
btrfs to be production ready.

Wouldn't splitting the 11TB filesystem to smaller filesystems work ?
You wont able able to avoid the fsck or disruption in service, but
atleast you can bring up critical mounts faster.

- jb


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