Formating / creating ex4 filesystem on dev/sda2 is taking time on hyper v VM RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi,

    I have created a VM and assigned storage 2.4 TB. now when i try to create linux partitioning e.g 800GB then it takes too much time. i tried few times but it takes time. 

    is it normal or has any issue?  means should i leave longer VM to process the request?



    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:52 AM

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  • Hi Sajid,

    It largely depends on the underlying storage and not on the LIS drivers, but ext4 formatting times are usually higher.

    You might consider using a different file-system (xfs maybe).

    Also, you might want to check the kernel version and the mkfs tool release, as upgrading those might help.

    • Proposed as answer by Chris Valean Monday, October 16, 2017 5:13 PM
    Monday, October 2, 2017 8:51 PM