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kaiser at emjay.net
Fri Jul 28 16:30:55 EDT 2006
On Jul 28, 2006, at 1:40 PM, Pascal Gienger wrote:
> So if Apple says that Xsan does not handle many files they admit
> that their HFS+ file system is crap for many small files.
This is completely untrue. Xsan, although branded by Apple, is not
completely an Apple product. ADIC makes StorNext which is what Xsan
is based on. Basically, think of Xsan as StorNext with a pretty
I just spent an hour on the phone with the ADIC guys talking about
using their product on a few Linux servers. Their concern is that
their product doesn't work well with a lot of small files. It has
absolutely nothing to do with HFS, jfs, xfs, or anything else.
It's basically the design of their software. It's better suited for
the management of large files like images, audio and video clips, 3D
renderings, etc. If you have a lot of small mail files, it might not
be the best solution. That is unless your users spend most of their
email time sending 15MB files around to people and almost none
responding with "thanks".
I've used HFS+ to store mail using cyrus. I've had exactly zero
problems using it. I've also used jfs and had exactly zero problems.
There will always be those who dare to take great risks. Rather than
mourn their loss, we should value their contributions.
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