[CentOS] Re: 6TB SCSI RAID vs. Centos

Tim Nelson tnelson at rockbochs.com
Fri Jul 25 21:52:56 UTC 2008

YES. I forgot to mention that we have the OS on a separate 20GB RAID'ed partition. The remaining disk space is allocated to the big GPT RAID'ed partition.

Tim Nelson
Systems/Network Support
Rockbochs Inc.
(218)727-4332 x105

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Silva" <ssilva at sgvwater.com>
To: centos at centos.org
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 4:17:50 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [CentOS] Re: 6TB SCSI RAID vs. Centos

on 7-25-2008 6:26 AM Marcelo Roccasalva spake the following:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 7:51 PM, Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17-4+jYJfmkT58 at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 at 6:42pm, Milt Mallory wrote
>>> I have an Infortrend RAID box I'd like to see as one big 6TB partition,
>>> but I only can get 2.2TB partitions to work. I was trying to do this
>>> with an Adaptec controller but apparently they are only (any of them) 48
>>> bits wide. Does anybody have a working system for SCSI/Centos over
>>> 2.2TB?
>> Are you using gpt disk labels and parted (rather than fdisk) to do your
>> partitioning?
> You can't install centos (or redhat) over a gpt partition (unless
> itanium platform) and there is a big chance your bios won't boot such
> installation. I came with 2 solutions: if disk access performance
> isn't important (as for backup), I do software raid; or I install two
> little raid1 disks for the OS and then I use GPT or LVM on the
> multi-tera raid of big disks.
Or partition the array with a small partition for OS and big partition (gpt) 
for data. You should be able to carve up the array that way.

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