Best File System for Media Repository

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Thu Jul 8 22:42:20 UTC 2010

On Thu, 8 Jul 2010, drew einhorn wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Amichai Rotman <amichai at> 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!
> Remember the disk drive manufacturers usually exaggerate the size of their
> disks.
> They quote (hardware unformatted sizes).  Another filesystem might give you
> more
> available space, but probably none of them will give you as much as you
> expect.

The best would be XFS for space, but to use it, you need a 200%, or 300% 
solid guaranteed power supply network, as XFS doesnt take too kindly to 
hard power fails.

(I also think using EXT4 is dangerous, no noticable gain over EXT3 that 
we've found on test beds, and on the same dev box, EXT4 gave us data 
loss on 1 out of 4 hard p/fails)


"What does Windows have that Linux doesn't?" - One hell of a lot of bugs!

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