[CentOS] Deleting Large Files

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 16:05:29 UTC 2009

On Mar 2, 2009, at 7:06 AM, "Joseph L. Casale" <JCasale at activenetwerx.com 
 > wrote:

>> Have you tried to delete locally, instead of over NFS?
> As I said, the deletes are done locally via ssh.
>> Have you tried the "unlink" command instead of "rm" ?
> Nope, but I will now!

If it's not too late you could try XFS as I believe it is efficient in  
handling large files.

Or you could try a different journal option to your ext3 fs.

Problem is the fragmentation that occurs with these files created over  
NFS and how ext3 deallocates extents.


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