[CentOS] GUID Partition Tables and Ext3 Partition Size

Bent Terp bent at nagstrup.dk
Mon Nov 9 08:13:07 UTC 2009


On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 5:10 AM, Manish Kathuria
<mkathuria at tuxtechnologies.co.in> wrote:
> Does CentOS 5.4 support large ( > 2 TB) external storage devices using
> GPT (GUID Partition Tables), while the main OS resides on smaller hard
> disks using MBR. In this scenario, what can be the largest possible
> size of an ext3 partition (and filesystem) which can be created on the
> storage array under CentOS 5.4 ?

As a non-boot volume, we've got 9 SAS boxes of 15 1TB disks deployed
as a single XFS filesystem, tied together with LVM.  Total usable
space: 110T

BR Bent


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