[CentOS] More than 2TB RAID...

Toby Bluhm tkb at alltechmedusa.com
Wed Jan 28 13:43:09 UTC 2009


Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 January 2009, Jake wrote:
> ...
>> I came across this article you may find useful:
>> http://www.unixgods.org/~tilo/linux_larger_2TB.html
>>
>> I should say that I STRONGLY recommend not creating ext3 file systems in
>> the 2TB+ range
> 
> I consider that FUD. We have many ext3 filesystems >2T and the run ok. Sure we 
> do disable automatic fsck on reboot but we schedule a manual fsck when we get 
> the opportunity. IMHO automatic fsck on reboot after, say, 30 boots is a pure 
> desktop/laptop thing. When you have servers that stay up you'll have to plan 
> for fsck anyway.

I saw that the use of LVM was tossed around, don't know if the OP 
is/plans on using it. If you use ext3 on lvm, you can do a background 
fsck while the system is up & fs mounted:

http://markmail.org/message/5ipnsva3xkdyzzfy

> 
> As Joshua wrote, there is no filesystem more supported and tried on CentOS...
> 

Plus it should be a trivial upgrade to ext4 . . .

-- 
tkb


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