[CentOS] parted usage

Tue Jan 11 22:20:16 UTC 2011
aurfalien at gmail.com <aurfalien at gmail.com>

On Jan 11, 2011, at 2:06 PM, Steve Thompson wrote:

> 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.

Ok RAID 6 it is.

How would any one proceed with partitioning such a large sized volume?

- aurf