Re: Journaling FS for Production Systems
>From the keyboard of I.,
> Hello All
> I am looking at moving some of our "potato" based production
> servers onto woody, and at the same time upgrading onto a
> journaling FS.
> I need the FS to meet the following in order of importance:
> - MUST BE STABLE (our income depends on uptime!)
> - Must be supported in woody, without too much extra fiddling.
> - Good "power switch abuse" recoverability. EXT2 is pretty good,
> except if you have multiple reboots, you need to run fsck
> manually (at least with the standard debian init scripts). I
> can live with fsck, but I would prefer no manual intervention.
> - Good performance for "Maildir" directories. (We run Exim,
> Courier IMAP and SQWebmail as standard).
> - Software RAID 1 disk mirroring on IDE drives. Something new but
> very necessary.
> - Suitable for use on a root file system on a machine with one
> partition. - (Availability of boot/installation disks would be
> nice. We currently do installations from 3 stiffy disks and the
> rest from the LAN using nfs/ftp/http)
> - File system quota support (nice but not essential).
> - NFS support would be nice to have, but not essential.
> Without wishing to start a flame ware, can anybody give me a quick
> run-down on which of the above criteria new generation file
> systems, like Reiser, XFS, EXT3, etc meet.
No one, for a production system.
If you want to make a research machine to make some tests, then I
would suggest to use ext3.
- stable for my systems
- simple upgrading (tunefs -j /dev/hd*, vi /etc/fstab)
- no problems with nfs, as reiserfs have
- could be used as root-fs