[Samba] preferred file system

Chris Smith smb_77 at chrissmith.org
Mon Jun 28 10:44:33 MDT 2010

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:16 AM, John H Terpstra <jht at samba.org> wrote:
> What is the intended use-case for the file system?

General use, mostly MSOffice docs, accounting data, photos, etc.

> - How large will the file system/s be?

Less than a terabyte.

> - How deep will directories be?

10 or less.

> - How many files per directory?

Less than 5000.

> - What will be the size distribution of files across the file system?

For the majority, typical business doc sizes, maybe some larger photos
and possible videos.

> - How many concurrent users will access the file system?

Less than 100.

> - Is it essential to have case preservation?

Ideally should act like a Windows server.

> - What file system I/O performance is required/desired?

Hmmm...is "snappy" close enough :)

I'm sure there are many that fit these small business needs and I have
used reiserfs, xfs, ext3, and ext4 with no issues but was wondering if
there was a preference among the "Sambanista" .



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