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XFS is a scalable, high-performance journaled filesystem that performs very well for parallel accesses/writes.

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Would it be worth switching to XFS from EXT on AWS EC2 t2.micro that is running MongoDB

Currently I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on an AWS EC2 t2.micro server. On the server I am using EXT4 for the filesystem but the MongoDB doc recommends to use XFS. Though while looking around, I’ve seen ...
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Is XFS supported as the root file system on Ubuntu 18.04?

Does Ubuntu Server 18.04 support XFS for the root filesystem? The Ubuntu wiki says GRUB-Support is in an early stage, therefore using xfs as boot-filesystem can be a bad idea I plan to use a ...
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Why does changing a device UUID prevent boot?

While trying to recover my ec2 instance, I noticed I could not mount the root volume of that instance on other machine without generating a new UUID using xfs_admin -U generate /dev/xdfg. (This is ...
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Ubuntu File Manager How To Change User When Asked For Password

So lost... I have researched and researched but I don't know enough about what to research. I'll try to make this simple -I have a Folder on a NAS Hard Drive I need access to. Power loss ruined the ...
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FRESH installed Ubuntu 18.10 boots to grub shell on EFI machine [duplicate]

New to Ubuntu, long time Debian user. I am giving Ubuntu a first try. I downloaded 18.10 and installed it on my Dell Venue tablet-PC. After installation, when I boot it up from SSD, I just get a ...
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How to increase space allocated to inode in XFS filesystem

We are facing a problem with a ceph osd node which uses an XFS file system. The mount has become non-writeable. It gives the following error: root@fab-prod-ceph-h3:/var/lib/ceph/osd/ceph-6# touch ...
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How to mount XFS file system from inside initramfs?

Ubuntu 18.04 workstation (Desktop) locks up. I reset the system and boot up to the (initramfs) prompt. I reboot grml from a USB stick. I activate the volume groups (vgchange -a y ...) I mount the XFS ...
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gparted gives an error when checking the xfs file system

I use ubuntu 16.04 (64). An additional, non-system drive is formatted in XFS. After a power failure, I decided to check it. Gparted report: GParted 0.25.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-...
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Random deletions on XFS-formatted external hard drive

I'm not sure if anyone can provide insight or aim me to some additional logs to search for, but this is a growing concern... I run ubuntu-server (17.10) on an ancient laptop with an external hard ...
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cannot execute binary file: Exec format error when install swift all in one

I followed the document when i installed swift all in one and used a loopback device for storage. and when I edited /etc/fstab and add: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 xfs noatime,nodiratime,nobarrier,logbufs=8 ...
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XFS root partition free space inconsistency

some time ago (I think it started after my upgrade to 16.04) I started receiving notifications about going low with free space on the root partition. First I thought that it might be due to packages ...
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How to install GRUB on RAID6 with Ubuntu Server 16.04.1?

The hardware I am using uses a "BIOS legacy" boot schema, so no UEFI stuff is involved. My initial setup has 4 SAS disks from which I created a raid6 device (md0). Then I partitioned it into md0p1 ...
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Ubuntu Server RAID6 (md) + LVM2: formatting stuck at 33%

BIG NOTE. I am not a newbie with Linux and this is not the first time I install Linux in such a manner. I am installing a new Ubuntu Server (16.04, x86_64). Its four disks have been put together to ...
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What's the command to defrag XFS?

I have a /home partition in a separate disk with XFS, how do I de-fragment it ? (on-line or off-line) I haven't tried anything yet and the / partition has BTRFS. Also how to schedule it would be nice....
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How long does it take to finish xfs_repair? [closed]

If my H.D.D. is almost 2TB, how long should it take to finish it?
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Can't automount XFS partition

This is my friends netbook which is an Asus eeepc 1015h with 2GB Ram and 250GB HDD. Here is the problem when I go to "disks" under Preferences and choose /sda2 and settings then I can set the slider ...
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How to install Ubuntu Desktop on XFS or BRTFS using automatic partitioning?

Currently, when install Ubuntu Desktop, and by choosing automatic partition for a brand new hard drive, there is no way to select which file system will be used for it. It auto-selects EXT4 and the ...
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what is xfsprogs doing in ubuntu install?

I was just watching Ubuntu installer do its thing, and it said "completely removed xfsprogs". I'm just wondering why it installed it? This is a clean install. is xfsprogs part of the installer (Mate ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bad taint

Any body got the solution for the below question? please share it. I couldn't add comment ,so i created new question here. Ubuntu 14.04 bad taint on XFS and BTRFS Problem: I have installed Ubuntu 14....
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Unable to mount device - believe it's XFS type

I have a hard drive from a Javelin S4 (similar to Promise NS4600N) enclosure that was setup as a single disk RAID0 that I have tried adding to my Linux Ubuntu server (14.x) generic "Linux 3.13.0-49-...
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What happens in bcache if the cache ssd dies?

I'm creating a NAS and I've been doing a lot of research on the different SSD caches. I have a 120gb ssd which is more than enough for the OS so I want to use most of it as a cache for the md raid5 ...
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Is there anyway to undo wipefs?

So I (very stupidly) performed a wipefs on my XFS formatted 4tb Linux (software) raid 5 array in trying to convert over to a bcache setup (I was following some instructions online and should have paid ...
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Can't Reboot mdraid

I just created a raid 0 array with the following commands: # Install the necessary packages sudo apt-get install xfsprogs mdadm -y # Create the RAID 0 array. mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --...
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Can't mount xfs filesystem after reboot

I have an amazon ec2 instance running Ubuntu 12.04. It has an attached EBS volume formatted as XFS. It's worked fine for a long time. However, after a reboot today, the volume is no longer being ...
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How to convert an XFS file system to HFS+

I have repeatedly convinced of the reliability of the XFS file system , and I was more than satisfied . I was happy with everything in Ubuntu 14.04 ( great software) , but there is a little "but ! " ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.04 LTS xfs xlog_space_left

I am running Kernel: 3.2.0-59-generic will moving to 3.2.0-61-generic fix the issue with xlog_space_left: head behind tail? I do a serious amount of lvsnap shots every hour on a mysql database on a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bad taint on XFS and BTRFS

I've done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a physical machine and a virtual machine and after the first reboot (and also at random times) on the screen I get a bad taint message for XFS and BTRFS ...
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Expanding an encrypted xfs volume

I am working on expanding a currently attached volume to one of my Ubuntu Amazon AWS servers, but I am having some problems. I already created a new volume from a snapshot, then attached the newly ...
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Why is xfs filesystem type greyed out in Gparted?

I have a large hd that only 1/2 of it is an ext4 for /home. I am trying to make another partition using the XFS filesystem but its greyed out in Gparted. From what I have read here https://wiki.ubuntu....
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JFS support missing on EC2 instance?

I just launched new EC2 instances with the Ubuntu precise and saucy AMIs. I installed jfsutils, but I am unable to mount a JFS volume: $ sudo mount -a mount: unknown filesystem type 'jfs' Looking at ...
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Formated xfs partition to ext4 by mistake, can it be recovered?

I formatted a xfs partition by mistake to ext4. Can this be undone and the data recovered? Actually, I did not chose to have the partition reformatted during installation, I just kept the default ...
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Mount disc Xfs filesystem

How can I mount a disc with a xfs file system? I'm using sudo mount /dev/sdc2 /media/mntiomega i receive the error: you must specify the filesystem
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How can I recover files from an XFS file system without spending money on software?

I have an old Iomega NAS, that has stopped working. The drive is still good, I just need to recover the files. Both of my Ubuntu machines recognize the drives in the Disks utility, but I can't do ...
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What are the steps to modify a filesystem (say XFS)?

I intend to make some changes to XFS filesystem. I have never done this before. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 kernel 3.2.0-40-generic-pae Is there a documentation on the steps involved in doing so? I ...
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How to access a XFS partition on external USB drives?

How do I obtain access rights in XFS? My external HD connected to a Samsung SmartTV keeps on breaking down. I want to add avi and mk4 files to the hard-drive but I have no access via Ubuntu. How ...
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Why do I get more free space than ext4 after formatting in XFS?

I've bought a 1TB external hard drive and after formatting the entire drive in ext4 Nautilus says there are 934.3 GB of free space. I've also tested formatting the drive in XFS, and in this case ...