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How do I install XFS on a Centos5 x86_64 System?

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Hello,
I need to know how to setup XFS on a specific device on a CENTOS5 (RHEL5) server. The device is /dev/sda, which is a hardware raid 10. Furthermore, I need to know also  (for another raid) how to push the journaling onto a different device (journaling from this raid should be pushed onto /dev/sda as well).

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Rick
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First partition the device (fdisk /dev/sda). Once that is done format it in the XFS format.

mkfs.xfs /dev/sda5

The following site may help:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml?part=1&chap=4

How to push the journaling I wouldn't know. You might want to use DD to clone one device to another, that should include the journal.
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rindi,
ok my first problem is the fact that mkfs.xfs doesnt appear to be on my system. I have tried yum install mkfs.xfs, and yum install xfs, and no dice. I suppose the first thing for me to do would be to get that package installed.

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Rick
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Sure you need the software installed, but It's some time since I used centos, so I'm not sure what the package you need to download is called. On my Ubuntu based system it is xfsprogs, xfsdump and xfslibs-dev (this probably isn't required).
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XFS isn't supported in RedHat5 in favor of GFS, so it isn't in the basic CentOS repo.  It IS, however, in centosplus.  You need to enable the centosplus repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo (change enabled=1 under the [centosplus] heading).

Then do a "yum install xmod-xfs xfsprogs".
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