[CentOS] Re: 6TB SCSI RAID vs. Centos

Ross S. W. Walker RWalker at medallion.com
Fri Jul 25 13:09:12 UTC 2008


There is another way too, make the disk a raw PV (no partition table) and use LVM.

LVM can handle PVs up to 2^64 in size.

Then when creating LVs you only have to worry about what the max file system size is.

-Ross


----- Original Message -----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org <centos-bounces at centos.org>
To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Thu Jul 24 22:04:42 2008
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Re: 6TB SCSI RAID vs. Centos

I'll second that... we recently put a system online with over 3TB of storage. The only way to create a storage medium that large was to use a gpt disk label and use parted to do the partitioning. mkfs had no problems formatting the partition and it's been working properly for quite some time now.

Tim Nelson
Systems/Network Support
Rockbochs Inc.
(218)727-4332 x105

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Silva" <ssilva at sgvwater.com>
To: centos at centos.org
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 5:56:47 PM GMT -06:00 Guadalajara / Mexico City / Monterrey
Subject: [CentOS] Re: 6TB SCSI RAID vs. Centos

on 7-24-2008 3:42 PM Milt Mallory spake the following:
> I have an Infortrend RAID box I’d like to see as one big 6TB partition, 
> but I only can get 2.2TB partitions to work. I was trying to do this 
> with an Adaptec controller but apparently they are only (any of them) 48 
> bits wide. Does anybody have a working system for SCSI/Centos over 2.2TB?
> 
>
Did you try creating GPT partitions with parted? Fdisk won't do it.

-- 
MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!


_______________________________________________
CentOS mailing list
CentOS at centos.org
http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos
_______________________________________________
CentOS mailing list
CentOS at centos.org
http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos

______________________________________________________________________
This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by
the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged
and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient
of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination,
distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto,
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error,
please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the
original and any copy or printout thereof.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/attachments/20080725/1991bf68/attachment.htm


More information about the CentOS mailing list