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Re: NTFS & large numbers of files per directory

From: Mark Parker <mark_at_msdhub.com>
Date: 2005-04-25 20:56:28 CEST

I admin a mail server running on Windows 2000 Server. We have mail
directories with >200k files in them, and I've run into no problems yet.

All told, there's over 15 million files (more than 50 GB) spread around
maybe 10,000-15,000 directories, all nested under a single directory
(not the root).

Note that when I say "no problems", I'm not saying that 200k files
performs just like 200 files, because it doesn't (and I wouldn't expect
it to). Windows Explorer is completely useless after a few thousand
files, and if you tried TortoiseSVN on a dir with that many files, I'd
say you were insane.


Kyle Kline wrote:
> The notes on FSFS warn that on some OS's/file systems, large numbers
> of files per dir doesn't scale well.
> Since I'm clueless -- how about NTFS (Win2K)? Anybody know? Talking
> in the range of 10K+ revisions.

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