[CentOS] Formatting a USB Drive

Wed Apr 10 21:28:58 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 4/10/2013 2:12 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM, John R Pierce<pierce at hogranch.com>  wrote:
>> >
>> >I would under NO conditions make a EXT3 volume anywheres NEAR as big as
>> >you're talking about.   my preference for large volumes is XFS.
> Is there some rule of thumb for how much RAM the system should have for that?

I've been putting 24-48GB in my servers with large multiterabyte XFS 
volumes.  so far, I haven't had any issues.   Some of these systems have 
74TiB file systems (81 TB), primarily used as long term retention 
archival nearline storage.

john r pierce                                      37N 122W
somewhere on the middle of the left coast