[CentOS] parted usage

Tue Jan 11 22:06:58 UTC 2011
Steve Thompson <smt at vgersoft.com>

On Tue, 11 Jan 2011, aurfalien at gmail.com wrote:

> I'm attempting to use parted to create a partition on a 28TB volume
> which consists of 16x2TB drives configuired in a Raid 5 + spare, so
> total unformatted size is 28TB to the OS..

I don't know the answer to your parted question, but let me be the first 
of many to express horror at the idea of using RAID-5 for such a large 
volume with so many spindles, even with a hot spare. The rebuild times are 
probably going to be days, and the chance of a second spindle failure in 
that time is high enough to make it dangerous. Use RAID-6 at least.