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Re: Can XFS be used on a production machine

To: Reggy Ekkebus <reggy@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Can XFS be used on a production machine
From: Skottie Miller <skottie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 09:00:48 -0700
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
References: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0106211742520.13961-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
As with all things, it depends.  It depends on your tolerence
to risk, the value you place on your data, the value you place
on fast reboots, the size of your filesystems, your backup policies,
your ability to handle possible downtimes if there is a failure,
your performance requirements.

That said, we're evaluating and testing Linux XFS for use in
"limited production".  the first Linux XFS file servers will be
for transient, re-creatable data, for departments that can
tolerate short outages.  Once we think that's stable, more
file services will migrate to Linux XFS (from IRIX XFS).

It took me years to really get comfortable with IRIX XFS, given
that it too had lots of problems early on.  I now trust XFS on IRIX,
and time (and testing) will hopefully give that same trust for
XFS on Linux.


Reggy Ekkebus wrote:
> Hello,
> This time a read the FAQ, but It's not completely clear to me, because
> the answer in the FAQ says it's stable, but it also says it's unstable.
> So my question is, is it stable for a server in a company with about 10
> people working. The server will be a file server and will not be very
> busy. I don't want to reinstall the server every year.
> Best Regards,
> Reggy Ekkebus

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