[CentOS] ext3 filesystems larger than 8TB

Mon May 5 18:27:56 UTC 2008
Monty Shinn <montys at videopost.com>

Florin Andrei wrote:
> Martyn Drake wrote:
>> Having worked for a large film and television post-production facility
>> in London for just over six years, XFS has been the primary filesystem
>> for all our servers.  Much of the data was split across multiple disk
>> servers - each with around 2-3Tb of data.  The whole filesystem was
>> presented to the workstations over NFS with scripts to manage links to
>> the different file servers - presenting a unified filesystem to the
>> artist.  XFS had given us the performance and reliability required and
>> has gotten us out of some nasty scrapes.
> Well, XFS was designed exactly for the kind of scenario you're 
> describing. No wonder it performs really well in that sort of situation.

Thanks to all for your help.  I decided to go with XFS, since it could 
be loaded as a module and I have worked with it on SGI platforms for years.

Thanks again.