Recommended Storage Format Types

Choose the storage format type based on deployment requirements. Vertica recommends the following storage format types where applicable:

  • ext3
  • ext4
  • NFS for backup
  • XFS
  • Amazon S3 Standard for communal storage and related backup tasks when running in Eon Mode

For the Vertica I/O profile, the ext4 file system is considerably faster than ext3.

The storage format type at your backup and temporary directory locations must support fcntl lockf (POSIX) file locking.