Ext3: Faster deletion for big files?
tytso at mit.edu
Wed Apr 29 13:34:32 UTC 2009
On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:56:00PM +0200, Roland Bock wrote:
> is there a way to speed up the deletion of big files on an Ext3 file
> I have to delete two rather big files (200GB each) once per day.
> The deletion of these two files takes almost 15 minutes on a Raid6 with
> 16 Disks. During this time the IO system of the machine is pretty much
Unfortunately, no, not really. Upgrading to ext4 will definitely help.
If you're not willing to do change filesystems, another approach might
be to put the two files on a separate LVM volume, point symlinks at
them, and then recreate the volume each day.
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