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From: Tanstaafl <tanstaafl@×××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Best filesystem for virtualized gentoo mail server - WAS: vmWare HowTo / best practices
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2013 15:01:19
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] vmWare HowTo / best practices by Tanstaafl
1 Thanks for the responses so far...
3 Another question - are there any caveats as to which filesystem to use
4 for a mail server, for virtualized systems? Ir do the same
5 issues/questions apply (ie, does the fact that it is virtualized not
6 change anything)?
8 If there are none, I'm curious what others prefer.
10 I've been using reiserfs on my old mail server since it was first set up
11 (over 8 years ago). I have had no issues with it whatsoever, and even
12 had one scare with a bad UPS causing the system to experienc an unclean
13 shutdown - but it came back up, auto fsck'd, and there was no 'apparent'
14 data loss (this was a very long time ago, so if there had been any
15 serious problems, I'd have known about it long go).
17 I've been considering using XFS, but have never used it before.
19 So, anyway, opinions are welcome...
21 Thanks again
23 Charles