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It's more like a question to superuser or serverfault communities. There's some good answers in this article at serverfault: filesystem for millions of small files. Nowadays 15MB file could appear "small" to a user but it ain't for FS. Anyway, in your described situation, you are good to go with ext4.
The reason isn't so much technical or necessarily political, but perhaps pragmatic. Edward Shishkin says that before it goes mainline it needs vendor support Hello Michael. I don't see any technical obstacles for Reiser4 inclusion. There are only organisation ones: I don't think it will be accepted without support from some vendor. One company might ...
resize_reiserfs shrinks the file-system only, not the partition itself. Quoting from here: However shrinking a partition is probably more complicated: you should first use resize_reiserfs to shrink the filesystem (the on-disk data-structure) and then only use fdisk to shrink the partition (the space allocated on the disk). See here for an explanation....
ReiserFS is efficient with small files, but 15Mb is not considered small. With Reiser4 effectively dead, you should look at the space-efficient packing of small files of BtrFS
Check out GlusterFS. I had similar needs a few months ago and tested it on VM and physical nodes. Replication is quick and setup isn't that difficult. One caveat. If you do go with this, you need a dedicated machine to act as the file server. That machine will then handle replication between the slave nodes. I tried editing a file on one of the end nodes - ...
Recovering a damaged reiserfs partition can sometimes destroy the data you're trying to recover (I know, I've done it). So, first off, take a drive level image of the whole disk to something else. dd if=/dev/source of=/home/diskimage.img After you've got the disk image taken, then, and only then, try an fsck or other recovery. There are several links ...
I have a similar setup and I can recommend to have a complete Linux on the small partition of each drive and not mirror those small partitions, but have them separately completely boot-able. You can sync the setup excluding a few crucial files (/etc/fstab, grub configuration). This takes more space than just /boot but saves a lot of time when troubles hit.
You should be able to do everything you want entirely within gparted. It can resize the reiserfs partition, create the NTFS partition, and possibly even format it for you. You don't actually need to format it from Linux, since the Windows installer will do that, but it will help avoid errors if you concentrate such destructive operations all within a ...
Surely the project can still go forward even if Hans is not able to contribute these days. Perhaps that's true, but after Hans Reiser was convicted of murder in 2007, the company he founded and operated that was truly responsible for the filesystem code stopped operating, and things seemed to quickly grind to a halt. Apparently Edward Shishkin is the ...
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