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RE: [SLE] SuSE 8.1 Pro which filesystem to use ?
  • From: Alex Daniloff <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 07:41:09 -0700
  • Message-id: <200210021441.g92Ef9L06183@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
What FS reiser or ext3 is more suitable to handle large files,
for example SQL DB data files which may be 500MB or more in size?


> Listen, ext3 is fine for servers and gives faster better results for
> serving out nfs shares IMO. However, if you are planning on putting
> SuSE on a laptop ever as a workstation style install I would go with
> reiserfs simply because ext3 insists on doing a long filesystem
> every 30 mounts or so. Also, recovery on a reiserfs after a system
> down seems to be faster but both are terribly consistent. Either
> can survive a hard reboot with little problems.
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> Johnathan Bailes BAE Systems ESI
> "UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things,
> that would also stop you from doing clever things." - Doug Gwyn
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