[rescue] Filesystem choice for fileserver?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 09:45:48 CDT 2008

Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Michael-John Turner wrote:
>> 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?
> The general consensus seems to be that jfs and xfs are the best of the 
> bunch.  I used jfs on Cymru's laptop, and it's working great there. I've 
> never been a fan of reiserfs.

I don't use JFS on Linux, but it's always been great on AIX and OS/2.

Peace...  Sridhar

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