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iozone Tutorial: Measure Linux Filesystem I/O Performance

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This article gives you a jumpstart on performing benchmark on filesystem using iozone a free Filesystem Benchmark utility.

Following are few situations where you may be interested in performing a filesystem benchmarking.

=> Deploying a new application that is very read and write intensive.
=> Purchased a new storage system and would like to measure the performance.
=> Changing the RAID level and would like to measure the performance of the new RAID.
=> Changing the storage parameters and would like to know the performance impact of this change

(here are some impact canvas prints)
 read more | mail this link | score:8948 | -nixcraft, July 4, 2008 (Updated: April 24, 2012)
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