moreno_n...@mailinator.com wrote:I remember slowness of filesystem formats with linear directories.
> I have a server, rented as a dedicated server from a Web Hoster,
> I'm facing a situation where a very high number of files are
> My plan, as a *temporary solution*, is to create multiple
> As an example, I do:
> sudo lvcreate -L 1G 2012-09 vg00
> My first question is: would this solve anything?? The rationale
Didn't ext formats switch to hashed directories at least as far back at
ext2? I have a few systems with millions of files and once a wide
directory structure was implenented it was okay. So my impression is
hashed directories weren't enough.
I like the fact that you get data isolation but I think most of your
> Second question: would the above be safe? I mean, can I do thatNo problem doing a lot of logical volumes. It's one of the things LVM
> with reasonably low risk on a server that is live (i.e., during
> its operation)?
is for. Safe. My question isn't the safety of it it's the sanity of
it - Will you be moving those files offline at some point? umount them
and then later lvremove them with a phase of rolling them to tape in
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