[Setup] Plone, Data.fs on Amazon EBS

Noe Misael Nieto Arroyo noe at iservices.com.mx
Mon Mar 14 15:06:59 UTC 2011


Ok. thanks for the advice :)

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Noe

2011/3/12 Laurence Rowe <l at lrowe.co.uk>

>
> Noe Misael Nieto Arroyo wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm playing with Amazon EBS Volumes. My strategy is to have one EBS for
> > Linux OS and Plone code, and another EBS for the Data.fs. No that I have
> > to
> > format the Data.fs's EBS volume, I was wondering if I could get any
> > advantage for formating that EBS with a particular filesystem.
> >
> > On amazon EBS volumes, do I have any advatage by formatting it with ext4?
> > ext3?
> >
> > I was told that I should mount my EBS volume with noatime option set.
> > Would
> > that give some performance gain?
> >
>
> Mounting with noatime should give some performance gain, but I have not
> measured it. (The options prevents file access timestamps being recorded.)
>
> I'm currently using a similar setup on EC2 / EBS (though I put the entire
> plone buildout on a separate volume as it was easier to setup that way.)
> I'm
> using xfs for my Plone volume, as xfs allows for the filesystem to be
> frozen
> using xfs_freeze, which I do before making  an ebs snapshot backup. This
> ensures that the filesystem is in a consistent state when backed up. I make
> the backup using euca2ools rather than the ec2-api-tools as they're much
> faster.
>
> Laurence
>
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