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Re: linking devices

Mark Janssen wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 11:02:06AM +0000, Kozman Balint wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > is there any way to link two (or more) block devices (ex: two hard disks)
> > into one logical block device? I need this to be able to copy a file of
> > 70Gb to a machine which has two disks of 40 Gb.
> Yes.. You should be able to use the 'md' driver/subsystem to create a big
> virtual drive across multiple drives.
> There is only one problem... a 70 Gig file won't fit... since there is a
> filesize limitation (I think 2GB) So you'd have to split up the file in 2GB
> parts anyway, and then it's useless to go the hard way with md or lvm

As mentioned before, the 2GB limit was removed in the 2.4 kernels. Also
have a look at the LVM that is included in the 2.4 kernels. It should
allow you to dynamically add disks to a "virtual" partition. 

Maarten Vink

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