[CentOS] 11TB ext4 filesystem - filesystem alternatives?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Sep 27 18:46:24 UTC 2012

On 09/27/12 11:15 AM, Keith Keller wrote:
> I have also run xfs_repair on a 17TB XFS filesystem on a machine with
> about 4GB of memory.  It ran fine in less than one hour (~30m IIRC; that
> filesystem is on CentOS 6).

with XFS at least (and probably ext4) what counts is how many files are 
in the file system more than the absolute size.    if you have 17000 1gb 
files, its one thing, if you have 17,000,000,000 1K files, its another 
thing entirely.

john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
santa cruz ca                         mid-left coast

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