[CentOS] You suggestion for 'big' filesystem management Best Practice?

Fri Oct 28 09:27:58 UTC 2011
Götz Reinicke <goetz.reinicke at filmakademie.de>

Am 28.10.11 11:11, schrieb Rajagopal Swaminathan:
> Greetings,
> 2011/10/28 Götz Reinicke <goetz.reinicke at filmakademie.de>:
>> Hi,
>> The iSCSI RAID we have is about 26TB netto and I'm again faced with the
>> question: How many partitions, which filesystem, which mount options etc.
>> My favourite for now is 3 to 4 filesystems with the default ext4
>> settings. (Redhat EL 5.7, may be soon 6.1)
> You should seriously consider XFS (supported natively in RHEL and
> hence Centos 6) for any single filesystem >16TB. (EXT4 supports only
> upto 16TB)
> If you are going to have an RHCS for HA, then GFS2. But I cant comment
> on its performance for streaming applications etc.

Thanks for your suggestions! I'll have a look at XFS.

BTW: We will not use that storage for streaming! It is 'just' a big
space for files with ftp and smb access.

Regards . Götz

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