[Samba] Best file system for a Raid5 and samba ?

Matt Schillinger mschilli at vss.fsi.com
Wed Apr 16 17:25:29 GMT 2003

I agree that XFS is fast.. Reiser performs faster than ext3 also.

I have tested files up to 30GB on XFS, and Reiser, with no problems.

Matt Schillinger
mschilli at vss.fsi.com

On Wed, 2003-04-16 at 11:23, Shawn Wright wrote:
> On 16 Apr 2003 at 17:08, Ken Walker wrote:
> > Has anybody got any past experiences they could pass on about using samba
> > and different file systems using a 5 disk raid5. 
> > 
> > All files are generally over 20Mb.
> > 
> > Which is the best to use, ext2, ext3 XFS ect. 
> Testing that I have done over the past year indicate XFS to outperform 
> ext2 and ext3 in nearly every instance, although the largest file size I 
> tested was ~10Mb. XFS offers *working* ACL and Quota support out of 
> the box, something that Ext3 on Redhat didn't when we needed it last 
> summer. We have one RedHat 7.2 box running samba 2.2.8 serving 400 
> users virtually troublefree for almost a year now. The only problem 
> encountered was winbind idmap table corruption during the upgrade to 
> samba 2.2.8. This system was installed from the SGI installer for Redhat. 
> We just installed a new samba box using the SGI XFS 1.20 installer for 
> Redhat 8.0. 
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