What Is Maximum Size Supported By Linux File Systems?

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File system is the structure to make disk useable by the Operating system and user. File system created related metadata and data according to user operations. Linux provides a lot of different file systems as alternative. As we know Microsoft Windows have very little file system. Linux have a lot of different file system alternatives but what about their capacities. How much disk size they can be used? We will look this in this blog post.

 

File System Maximum Size Maximum File Size
Ext4 1 EiB 16 GiB to 2 TiB
Xfs 8 EiB 8 EiB
Btrfs 16 EiB 16 EiB
Zfs 16 EiB 256 ZiB
  • GiB for gigabyt
  • EiB for exabyte
  • TiB for terabyte
  • ZiB for zettabyte

Keep in mind that to use this sizes disk partition type must be GPT  or similar. Currently MS-DOS type partition is used by most of the distributions and MS-DOS type supports only up to 2 TiB which limit file system too.

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