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Old 04-29-2008, 07:17 PM
Alex Samad
 
Default XFS / file system for backup server ( JFS / Unsupported file systems)

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 06:48:27AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> On 04/29/08 06:32, hh.eu@gmx.de wrote:

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> > Anyway, are you just joking or are there serious reasons against XFS? I
> > am not
>
> Yes, it's just Austin Powers and Monty Python humor.
I wasn't exactly sure what the Dr Evil remark was for so threw in some
monty python

>
> > very knowledgeable with respect to file systems on GNU/Linux, coming from a
> > different background, and it's a few weeks ago that I made my decision so I
> > don't remember all the details of my reasoning, but I have decided to
> > try XFS
> > for an rsync backup disk, mostly because it seemed to be the best choice
> > for
> > larger files and to hold metadata from different operating/file systems
> > (extended attributes, ...).
>
> That's the received wisdom. Back in the day, SGI (the people who
> created xfs) were *the* last word in video processing, and so they
> needed a filesystem tuned for very large files.

This is what I have perceived, I have a partition for my avi/movies and
fins xfs to much faster at handling them

>
> > I haven't implemented this in all detail and am currently testing it in
> > various situation, so could change if you elaborated a bit or gave me
> > pointers
> > to resources on how to choose a good file system for a backup server
> > holding
> > data from several file systems.
> >
> > From this thread, XFS can cause trouble when it is not cleanly unmounted?
>
> Yet more received wisdom. Better get a UPS!!!!!!

This is what I have heard as well, and I have 1

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