[CentOS] XFS or EXT3 ?

Fri Dec 3 12:55:28 UTC 2010
Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

There was a similar thread about which is the best FS for 

I'm using ext3, and wondered if XFS would be more 'data 
safe' than ext3.

I had a 100GiB ext3 partition, and it took up 1.75GiB for FS 
administration purposes. I reformatted it to XFS, and it 
only used 50.8MB!

I now have a fresh new drive to install my root Centos 
system onto, and wondered about creating the partitions 
as XFS?

What about the XFS admin tools - do these get installed when 
you format a partition as XFS from anaconda, or are they a 
seperate rpm package, installed later?

Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts

In theory, theory and practice are the same;
in practice they are not.

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