[CentOS] formatting large volume

Joseph L. Casale JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Wed Oct 15 03:06:34 UTC 2008


>I vaguely recall reading that fdisk wasn't suitable for partitioning and
>wonder if I shouldn't be using partd instead. I am also wondering if I
>should use lvm or just mkfs to create the filesystem. Anyone have
>suggestions before I blunder in?

fdisk can't do GPT which is what you need for partitions larger than
2tb, so you use parted w/ gpt.

If it were mine, I'd partition it as one big chunk and mark it LVM, then carve
it out so you have the flexibility. After all, you already made it one array so
making partitions out of it only limits you down the road.

YMMV,
jlc


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