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Re: 2TB file system



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* Camaleón [Tue, Aug 16 2011, 05:30:07PM]:
> On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:31:53 -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> 
> > I recently acquired a 2TB SATA HD that I have not yet installed. It will
> > be used entirely to store media files. Would there be any problems in
                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

> > Any other considerations?
> 
> Hum... Reconsider partitioning or even reconsider the file system.

That really depends on what "media files" means. It can be anything,
from 2MiB music files to 200GiB raw video streams.

For many, many thousands of small files, smaller partitions make sense.
But for other cases... is it really worth it?

> A single volume of 2 TiB is very big (and big file systems are more prone 
> to errors and hard to recover in the event of a corruption... fsck can 
> take... ages? :-P). 

You blatantly ignore the real question... why would fsck take ages?
Because of the file count or because of the overall data size?

> Also, if you plan to host specifically multimedia files you could 
> consider using XFS instead, I've been told is very good for such 
> purpose ;-)

I have been told many things, and some of them aren't something you
should believe if you want to stay sane and healthy.

Regards,
Eduard.


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