Ubuntu server supported file systems

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 15:51:50 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Carsten Aulbert
<carsten.aulbert at aei.mpg.de> wrote:

> ext3 is the conservative good choice, even beyond 2 TB AFAIK (I think up
> to 32 TB are supported).
> We had some issues with reiser3, very good speed, but when it crashes to
> hard, we had no chance to get anything back from it.
> Right now we are running about 300 TB on xfs and so far are pretty happy
> with it (though are quite a few people at CERN). Good performance and
> good stability on recent Linux kernels. Just make sure that you have
> write barriers enabled (default since 2.6.18(?)).

since we already had some AIX servers running here, we decided to give
IBM's JFS a try last year.  While we don't have anywhere near  300 TB,
but JFS has been running fine for us.

Which filesystem to use always seem to bring up the "vi vs emacs" type
of debate, and if you start asking on lists or googling online,  you
will fine success and horor stories for every type of filesystems out
there depending who you listen to.

Daniel Robitaille

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