[CentOS] ext3 filesystems larger than 8TB

Fri May 2 20:40:21 UTC 2008
Ross S. W. Walker <rwalker at medallion.com>

Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> 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... :)

Ah, should have figured it was for backup.

4.5TB, wow, sounds like financial forecasting or geographic survey data...


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