[CentOS] which FS is appropriate for a 2TB-sized partition?

Alan Hoffmeister alangtk at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 16:09:34 UTC 2010

On 08/03/2010 09:53, Khusro Jaleel wrote:
> Thanks to all of you for your help, and especially Tim Shubitz who faced the same problem and his solution worked perfectly for me.
> However, now that I have properly created a GPT partition of size 2.7TB, which filesystem is best on it? This filesystem will be used to
> store backups of various other linux systems, so the files will be mostly small, however some systems do host big movie files and sometimes
> SVN dumps, and DB dumps can get a little big. I am going to be using rsnapshot to do the backups, so perhaps I should be careful about the
> number of inodes I create and try to maximise them?
> I am thinking of using XFS, but am not sure. I seem to have heard in the past that one should avoid EXT3 on such huge filesystems, but I can't
> find a reference or proper justification for it. JFS is another option but then some mailing list threads online say it has lost data for them so I'm a
> bit confused as to what is best to use in my scenario.
> As for XFS I have read that a UPS is necessary and this is not a problem since these machines are already connected to a UPS (and that UPS has
> a backup as well).
> Any help appreciated, thanks,
> Khusro
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