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From: Florian Philipp <lists@×××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] the best filesystem for server: XFS or JFS (or?)
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:57:21
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] the best filesystem for server: XFS or JFS (or?) by Jarry
1 Am 21.03.2011 20:32, schrieb Jarry:
2 > Hi,
3 >
4 > I'm looking for "the best" filesystem for a small multi-purpose
5 > server with a couple of services running (ftp, web, mail, mysql).
6 > For me very important features are:
7 >
8 > snapshot (will be used for backup, must be native without lvm)
9 > journaling
10 > resizeable (if possible online)
11 >
12 > After a little research I have found two candidates:
13 > JFS (created by IBM)
14 > XFS (created by SGI)
15 >
16 > Now without trying to start flame-war, my question is:
17 > which of them could be better for my need?
18 > More stable, more reliable, more efficient, etc.
19 > Or should I consider some different filesystem?
20 >
21 > Jarry
22 >
24 In the past, I used many different file systems including JFS,
25 ReiserFS-3, Ext2 and Ext3 but excluding XFS (so I won't say anything on
26 that). Now I only ever use Ext4 except for floppies and USB sticks.
28 JFS is a nice system, especially for larger files and resource
29 constrained servers. However, Ext4 has become so much better than Ext3
30 in perceived performance (especially when handling large files) that I
31 see no reason to use anything but that.
33 While it is still quiet young, it receives the most testing because it
34 is the de-facto standard on most distributions. I personally never had
35 data loss on Ext*, even when handling with unreliable laptops that kept
36 freezing or producing kernel oops.
38 Hope this helps,
39 Florian Philipp


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