Re: Problem creating 6TB partition...
Thanks, how can i find out about the dell md1000?
The technical data doesn´t say anything about a limit.
Roberto C. Sánchez schrieb:
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 02:21:37PM +0200, Stefan Drees wrote:
>> yesterday i installed debian etch amd64 on an FSC Server with an dell
>> md1000 diskarray attached.
>> The total size of the diskarray is 6TB and i can see the complete 6TB in
>> fdisk and cfdisk.
>> If i try to create an 6TB partition, it seems to work but after leavinf
>> fdisk or cfdisk
>> and reentering it shows me only an 1,5TB partition and i can´create
>> another partition.
>> Any hints? What can i do?
> Some RAID hardware has a physical partition size (or logical disk size,
> in terms of what Intel calls it) limitation. At work we have an HP
> StorageWorks tray with ~5.6TB of SCSI disks in it. The Intel RAID card
> which controls does not allow partitions bigger than 2TB. The solution
> for us was to create 3 ~1.8TB partitions and put them together as 3
> physical volumes in a LVM volume group. We then just created one bug
> logical volume of ~5.6TB.