Which File system for >2TB ?

bubbles

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Which is the best file system to use for a 3TB array in one single 3TB partition?

Best for linux? JFS? XFS?

For Windows XP would NTFS allow a 3TB partition?

How do you guys have yours set up?
 

ambit

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NTFS can do it if you convert to Dynamic Disks. A 'normal' NTFS partition can only do 2Tb.
 

Dew

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Under Linux I use XFS because it is designed to scale. I know that XFS will have no issue surpassing 2TB.

The XFS entry on Wikiedia said:
XFS is a 64-bit journaling file system with guaranteed file system consistency. It supports a maximum file system size of 9 exabytes, though this is subject to block limits imposed by the host operating system. On 32-bit Linux systems, this limits the file and file system sizes to 16 terabytes.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFS
 

Xipher

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Just make sure you have a UPS backup on the file server. Last I understood XFS doesn't handle unexpected shutdowns well.
 

Drudenhaus

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Xipher said:
Just make sure you have a UPS backup on the file server. Last I understood XFS doesn't handle unexpected shutdowns well.

/agree

XFS aggressively uses caching so don't do it on an unreliable system.
 
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