Linux Filesystems and MySQL

Utilizing Hardware
23 April 4:50pm - 5:40pm @ Ballroom C

Just as MySQL offers multiple backend storage engines Linux does similarly with a list of filesystem choices. Some are old, some are new, some have appealing features or options for tuning.

How do they play along with MySQL and its storage related goals? What considerations do you need to make when selecting the filesystem initially?

We consider RAID levels and settings, SSD's, ext2, ext3, ext4, xfs, zfs (via FUSE). We also look at the role of NFS and its limitations.


Ammon Sutherland
MySQL DBA, Red Ventures
Standard Linux systems administrator turned DBA when interest and necessity met. Previously employed at Rackspace working with large Enterprise customers and currently working at Red Ventures mostly as a MySQL DBA. Avid fan of cooking and a student of ancient language and culture.