Huge number of files in a directory
fjuniorlista at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 15:14:59 EDT 2009
I serve static content with an Apache server, and store the files in a
storage server, wich is mounted in the webserver via NFS. 95% of the
files that I serve are images, and the format of the file name is
I have these images all together in a single directory, and there was
about 4 million files in this folder.
I wanto to change this directory structure to something more secure and
dynamic, to permit an easier way to scale and backup these files.
My questions are:
- When the quantity of files will start to become a bottleneck for my
filesystem? ( they are stored in partition with ext3)
- When the quantity of files will start to become a bottleneck for my OS?
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