Best File System for Media Repository

Joe Burgess joemburgess at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 21:08:07 UTC 2010


On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 09:02:19PM +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 04:25:57PM +0100, Dave wrote:
> > On 08/07/10 16:10, Amichai Rotman wrote:
> > > I have partitioned the whole drive as Linux (0x82) and formated it as 
> > > EXT4 - checking the properties I got: 46.8 GB used and 870.1 GB free - 
> > > and that's without any files on it!
> > 
> > When you format with ext4 it reserves some space for system.
> 
> "some" being 5%, which explains the 46 GB.
> 
> > You can use 
> > the following to reclaim that space.
> > 
> > tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sd??
> > 
> > Change the /sd?? to whatever is your external drive and change the 0 to 
> > something higher if you want to reserve some space.
> 
> Marius Gedminas
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I know ReiserFS used to be pretty good at large files, but the
maintainer of that software is in jail now for killing his wife, so not
so good.

I would look into XFS as well.

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