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Re: ext3 and mySQL Database



On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 12:36:29PM +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> > I'm investigating the maximum DB size of mySQL on ext3 with a 2.4
> > kernel.
> > 
> > * mysql is supposed to support tables up to 2^63 bytes
> > * kernel-2.4.x supports files up to a size of 16 TB
> > 
> > But what about the filesystem? What are the limits for the local
> > filesystem (ext2, ext3, ReiserFS and XFS) ?
> 
> ext2/3 support files up to 4TB by default.  I'm not sure about
> reiserfs and XFS, but basically all of these four have the same
> practical limit --- you will run into the block device layer's own
> limit of 2TB per filesystem before you run into any of the fs file
> size limits.

And this will only be lifted in the 2.5.x kernel, right.
But it seems that 2 TB are "enough" for enterprise use.

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