1077 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2011 8:02 PM by MacGunt
_When Should Journaling Be Used?_
Journaling is best suited for servers requiring high availability, servers containing volumes with many files, and servers containing data that is backed up at infrequent intervals (nightly, for example).
If a volume contains read-only data that is not mission-critical, it may not be necessary to turn on journaling if performance is more important than safety.
If your server contains high-bandwidth usage data files, such as large video, graphics, or audio files, you may want to weigh the benefits of using journaling against the performance needed to access your data. In most cases, the impact of journaling upon data access performance are unnoticeable to users, but its implementation may not be practical for servers where data access demands outweigh its benefits.
Thanks. I think I'll reformat without Journaling based on what you explain and what I've just read. Thanks for the link... Any thoughts on whether smaller volumes would make any sense to make for
faster 'seek time' for an audio application that requires maximum speed for fluid recording processes and alot of frequent command sequences? (cut/splice/edit functions)... I know this is rather off-topic from the formatting question but as long as i'm gonna reformat i'm just trying to weigh whether it makes sense to break out the drive into smaller volumes rather than have 1 large TB of space that's being accessed...
Would welcome any speculation on this...