I'm setting up a server that consists of 3 hard drives. They are:
- Maxtor 60GB --> OS and packages
- WD Black 2TB (A) --> Will be the /home partition. It will store all data such as music, movies, pictures, documents, etc.
- WD Black 2TB (B) --> Will be used as a backup drive for the 2TB A (where /home will be mounted).
The idea is to have 2TB B mount, synce with 2TB A, copy any new or changed files, and then unmount itself with the use of a script... I would like to try to format them as NTFS, but when I use fdisk I get an error message saying:
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sd*'! The util fdsik doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
Should I remove this partition table? I'm seeing that it used because the drive is 2TB or more, but I don't remember seeing this error before a friend of mine started messing around with it. He used Gparted to try to partition them, and that is when I started noticing this error message when using the "fdisk -l" command.
If I do remove the partition table, can I repartition with that GPT type again in the future? What sort of problems would I be looking at if it's removed?
Thanks in advanced.
Also, I've read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
"For disks with 512-byte sectors, the MBR partition table entries allow up to a maximum of 2.20 TB (2.20 × 1012 bytes) or 2 TiB−512 bytes (2,199,023,255,040 bytes or 4,294,967,295 (232−1) sectors × 512 (29) bytes per sector)." So, this makes me think I would be fine remove the GPT partition... but, it is the better thing and/or wise thing to do? lol