[CentOS] Partition large disk

Keith Keller kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us
Thu Sep 13 17:24:06 EDT 2012


On 2012-09-13, m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>
> Tony Molloy wrote:
>>
>> I have a 24TB RAID6 disk with a GPT partition table on it. I need to
>> partition it into 2 partitions one of 16TB and 1 of 8TB to put ext4
>> filesystems on both. But I really need to do this remotely. ( if I can
>> get to the site I could use gparted )
>>
>> Now fdisk doesn't understand GPT partition tables and pat
>
> You have to use either parted or gparted, and as much as I prefer command
> line, parted is user hostile; gparted's just the gui on top of parted. It
> works fine, AFAIK, though I've only used it on 3TB drives.

I've used parted on 10TB and up disk arrays with no problems.  I
wouldn't call parted's CLI "hostile", but I would definitely suggest
having the docs close by.

--keith

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