[CentOS] ext3 filesystems larger than 8TB

Mon May 5 01:03:58 UTC 2008
Eduardo Silvestre <eduardo.silvestre at nfsi.pt>

But... Can i do that just with centos install cd and 3ware drivers? Format the volumes with 8TB/9TB/10TB without problems?

Eduardo Silvestre
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Van Dolson" <rayvd at bludgeon.org>
To: centos at centos.org
Sent: Sexta-feira, 2 de Maio de 2008 21H15m GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal
Subject: Re: [CentOS] ext3 filesystems larger than 8TB

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... :)

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