Ray Van Dolson wrote: > On Fri, May 02, 2008 at 02:36:41PM -0500, Monty Shinn wrote: > > Greetings. > > > > I am trying to create a 10TB (approx) ext3 filesystem. I am able to > > successfully create the partition using parted, but when I try to use > > mkfs.ext3, I get an error stating there is an 8TB limit for ext3 > > filesystems. > > > > I looked at the specs for 5 on the "upstream" vendor's website, and they > > indicate that there is a 16TB limit on ext3. > > > > Has anyone been able to create a ext3 filesystem larger than 8TB? > > > > If ext3 isn't an option, has anyone used the kmod-xfs-smp.i686 module > > mentioned on the centos site? Surely it doesn't have an 8TB limit... > > > > specs: > > > > Centos 5.1 > > kernel-2.6.18-53.1.14.el5 > > 3Ware 9550SXU 12port raid card > > > > Am I just walking into a big nightmare? > > > > Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. > > > > I think it *theoretically* should work as ext3 should to 16TB. > However, we ran into issues with userland tools and such. Possibly > related to x86_64 vs i386 stuff, but in the end to avoid continued > troubleshooting we just used centosplus + jfs. Works > perfectly for our > 10TB filesystem. I'm curious what you store that you need 10TB of linear storage? I have had 4-6-8TB storage systems, but the storage was always divvied up between different applications. -Ross ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy or printout thereof.