[CentOS] 11TB ext4 filesystem - filesystem alternatives?

Thu Sep 27 08:52:50 UTC 2012
Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>

On 27.09.2012 09:10, Rafał Radecki wrote:
> Hi All.
> I have a CentOS server:
> CentOS 5.6 x86_64
> 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5.centos.plus
> e4fsprogs-1.41.12-2.el5.x86_64
> which has a 11TB ext4 filesystem. I have problems with running fsck 
> on it
> and would like to change the filesystem because I do not like the
> possibility of running long fsck on it, it's a production machine. 
> Also I
> have some problems with running fsck (not enough RAM, problem with
> scratch_files option) and if the filesystem will need intervention I  
> will
> be in a problematic situation.
> Which other mature and stable filesystem can you recommend for such 
> large
> storage?

Never had to deal with such a large filesystem, yet, but I'd try XFS on 

Alternatively you can look at less supported filesystems such as BTRFS. 
Or even http://zfsonlinux.org/.

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