[Samba] filesystem of choice?

Gary Dale garydale at rogers.com
Fri Jun 24 08:22:17 MDT 2011

On 24/06/11 09:46 AM, John G. Heim wrote:
> I'm setting up a new linux fileserver and I was wondering  if samba 
> likes one filesystem more than another.  I have to format a 1.8Tb 
> partition sometime today and I'll probably do ext3 unless samba 
> prefers something else.
> We have a lot more linux users than Windows users but the Windows 
> users have more problems with slow access.

I use ext4 on mine without any issues. Since you're unlikely to change 
the file system once it's set up, why not go for the more modern 
version? It's stable and will probably receive better support over the 
long run.

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