[rescue] Filesystem choice for fileserver?
kevin.foote at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 08:58:39 CDT 2008
Why not something like
freenas --- > http://www.freenas.org
openfiler --- > http://www.openfiler.com
I personally like freenas for the footprint.
On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 7:09 AM, Michael-John Turner <mj at mjturner.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking at building a new home fileserver over the coming weeks and one
> of the things I'm still a bit unsure about is choice of filesystem. I'm
> looking at using 3x750GB drives for data storage, in a RAID5 configuration
> (ie about 1.5TB usable). The server itself will probably be a Core2Quad
> with 4/8GiB RAM.
> One slight fly in the ointment is that I'd like to use the server for some
> virtualisation as well - my software choice there is VMware Server (I want
> to share VMs with VMware Fusion on my MBP), which pretty much necessitates
> the use of Linux.
> Naturally, my first choice would be ZFS, but it's only stable on Solaris
> (and maybe FreeBSD), neither of which are supported as VMware host
> My Linux filesystem of choice used to be reiserfs version 3, but that's
> pretty much in maintenance only mode these days. I'm very keen on XFS, what
> with its solid SGI heritage, but I've read a few horror stories of people
> who've lost data using it. There's also JFS, which I have no experience
> with and doesn't seem particularly popular, and ext3, which I'm not a fan
> of because of it's semi-async nature.
> Anyone got any thoughts on this? What's everyone using for their fileserver
> needs these days?
> Michael-John Turner
> mj at mjturner.net | http://mjturner.net/
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