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Old 03-15-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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Creat a 10TB or 20TB file system


Hi can some one tell me how am I go about creating an 10 or 20TB partition on Redhat linux 6.3

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Old 03-15-2014, 11:58 AM   #2
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I assume you mean Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3, not Red Hat Linux 6.3 which would be over a decade old if it had existed, which it didn't.

Check out the documentation on RedHat's website
https://access.redhat.com/site/solutions/4281
 
Old 03-15-2014, 12:01 PM   #3
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hi, yes Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
 
Old 03-16-2014, 02:42 AM   #4
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Is it 64 bit?
Incidentally, it should be on 6.5 by now...

This may be useful http://www.redhat.com/resourcelibrar...ies-and-limits

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Old 03-16-2014, 09:24 AM   #5
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I am sorry it is 64 bit, dose it make any deference

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Old 03-16-2014, 06:16 PM   #6
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Hi can some one tell me how am I go about creating an 10 or 20TB partition on Redhat linux 6.3

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The trivial answer is "mkfs"... By default it will use the size of the partition you specify...

The longer answer is that you have to assemble the 10 or 20TB partition from multiple disks...

You get to lookup "LVM" handling if you have to do it in software, or reference the RAID documentation for the controller you are using.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 11:44 AM   #7
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Hi jpollard, I can create a partition of the size 20TB using parted, but when I try to use mkfs it give me an error that it can not create the file system, and the largest file system that I can create is 5TB
 
Old 03-26-2014, 12:23 PM   #8
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According to the documentation the largest file system size for ext3/ext4 is 16TB or 100TB for xfs.
http://www.redhat.com/resourcelibrar...ies-and-limits

By what method did you assemble/create the 20TB partition?
 
Old 03-26-2014, 03:03 PM   #9
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Try xfs maybe or get creative with zfs or btrfs.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 03:13 PM   #10
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According to Redhat, they will help you with this if you are a paying customer.

You ARE a paying customer right?

Anyway: https://access.redhat.com/site/solutions/1532

There are your filesystem limitations.

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:38 PM   #11
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Use xfs, ext3/4 always give me issues with >12TB
 
  


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