[CentOS] raid on large disks?

Wed Oct 12 16:09:10 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 10/12/11 8:48 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> What's the right way to set up>2TB partitions for raid1 autoassembly?
>   I don't need to boot from this but I'd like it to come up and mount
> automatically at boot.

disks 2TB and up have to be formatted as GPT rather than MBR, so old MBR 
tools like fdisk are useless.  use parted

I would build a LVM vg with the multi-terabyte volumes, using lvm 
mirroring, and then create an XFS lv on the vg ....     xfs seems 100% 
stable and high performance on centos6

john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
santa cruz ca                         mid-left coast