[CentOS] formatting large volume

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 13:47:49 UTC 2008



On Oct 14, 2008, at 10:36 PM, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>  
wrote:

> I just got a new server with a Dell MD-1000 SAS unit and 6-750  
> gigabyte
> drives which are now initializing in RAID 10 which will give me just
> about 2 terabytes.
>
> 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?

Just pvcreate the whole disk and forgo partitioning it. Then create a  
vg out of it and start creating lvs.

-Ross



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