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Old 05-17-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
ashley75
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File system/structure question


Hi all,

I am an Oracle DBA, by no mean (linux expert), but I can get around the install and manage Oracle. One of the question my client have asked me is:

What file system structure/type do I recommend?


I wasn't sure on this question b/c I think it related to O/S. Can someone help me to clarify so maybe I can understand better.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 09:02 PM   #2
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In general, Linux distributions follow the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy for directories under the root of the filesystem.

In conjuction with that Hierarchy, there a filesystem types:
a) ext2 - the native Linux filesystem.
b) ext3 - the native Linux filesystem, with journaling, which makes recovery from sudden power loss as easy as rebooting.
c) other journaling filesystems, such as reiserFS, JFS, XFS.

You would probably want one of the journaling filesystems. The easiest to apply is ext3. Each has advantages and disadvantages. You should investigate them, research their strengths and weaknesses, then decide which to use.
 
  


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