[Nottingham] I knew I'd forget something last night (filesystems and partitions)

Jason jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Mon May 18 20:27:30 UTC 2020

Papped it all on to Ext4 and ran the first set of transfers. ~330Mbps? Not too shabby considering the hardware.

KVM and some other stuff to go and the decide on exactly how to switch to Containers. I was going to use Rancher, but that freaks if you use ".local". Portainer is an option, but I've found that clunky for upgrades.

Fun times.


On May 15, 2020 5:00:39 PM UTC, Martin via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>I'll let others more fully comment first.
>Brief notes:
>I have a prejudice against the workings of XFS and ZFS...
>For booting up a root partition, you can have complete freedom by using
>for example a 256MByte /boot partition using ext4. (That can be smaller
>if not using a initrd, needs to be 512MByte or so for some bloated
>For current SSDs, there's no concern for wear levelling and so there is
>no special concerns to favour using F2FS.
>The big question is... What features/usage do you need?
>Have fun!
>On 15/05/2020 13:00, J J via Nottingham wrote:
>> I want to start setting this server up. /, /home etc are on an SSD
>> chucking the whole of /var onto a logical volume sat on RAID1.Maybe
>> the most efficient use of space (I could have more partitions
>> but...well...I like a simple life).
>> Anyhoo, then the question of filesystems comes up; BTRFS, Ext4, or
>> On the SSD F2FS would probably be best, but it's not an option in the
>> installer (simple life, see) and I had thought of going BTRFS but:
>> So it came down to Ext4 Vs XFS.
>> I've plumped for XFS for no real reason other than "Never used it
>> before" and "Seems it might be a smidge faster".
>> There's nothing critical on here yet, but is going with XFS madness?
>> was worried about RAM, but it seems it's not too bad. ZFS is totally
>> of the question as I simply don't have the RAM for it.
>> J.
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