[CentOS] Filers, filesystems, etc.

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Nov 9 13:35:17 UTC 2005

Hi Henk:

   xfs is in the Centosplus repository.   On the "enterprise class" if 
you mean "Redhat derived" then you have a point.  However, SuSE and most 
of the other major distributions have native xfs support (and have had 
it for years).  Redhat is rather alone in this regard, and this may be 
due to all their investment in ext3.


Henk van Lingen wrote:

>   Hi Bryan,
>   Please tell. I have to replace our old Sun Enterprise fileserver
>   (solaris8), which does NFS and Samba (homedirectories, projects file
>   space).  It will be x86 hardware, but I'm looking for the best filesystem
>   for the job (let's say one terabyte). It has to have quota and ACL support.
>   I'm doing CentOS on servers these days, but I presume ext3 is not the
>   best choice in this case. Previous postings of yours suggest XFS is the
>   way to go. However, it seems hard to find an enterprise class linux
>   distro with XFS incorporated? And how does a FreeBSD solution compare
>   to linux/ext3 or linux/xfs?
>   What are the considerations in case of a NAS filer instead of a raid-box
>   connected to hostmachine?
>   Regards,

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