[CentOS] ext3 filesystems larger than 8TB

Fri May 2 20:15:30 UTC 2008
Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at bludgeon.org>

On Fri, May 02, 2008 at 04:09:48PM -0400, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> > 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

It's almost all Oracle database dump files... one database by itself is
4.5TB!  Don't ask me what's in these things... :)