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Linux Optimize Directories (File Access Time) in ext3 Filesystem

Feb 04, 2008, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Q. I'm using CentOS Linux 5 server with ext3 on /disk2 (/dev/sdb1). How do I improve my file server performance. I've many large files in directories and how do I speed up access time?

"A. Use e2fsck command. The -D option causes e2fsck to try to optimize all directories, either by reindexing them if the filesystem supports directory indexing, or by sorting and compressing directories for smaller directories, or for filesystems using traditional linear directories..."

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