[CentOS] Deleting Large Files

Mon Mar 2 23:54:30 UTC 2009
Joseph L. Casale <JCasale at activenetwerx.com>

>Try the data=writeback option which emulates the way XFS handles log  
>operations. With UPS and/or battery backed caching controller the risk  
>should be minimum.
>That will help, but ext3 is not good at handling large files at all,  
>so if you can switch to XFS that will make a bigger improvement. Make  
>sure XFS journal is set to max size and noatime and nodiratime are set  
>to make regular/small file operations perform decently.

I just walked in that room and noticed some issues with that server so
I may be rebuilding to new hardware! I will explore xfs on the rebuild.

Thanks everyone!