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Old 03-07-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Question SAN volume : Partition & format or direct format

Hello all,

I just want to know about difference of following two.
and what will be good from following two ?

One SAN lun (thorough FC) is exported correctly as mpathx. Now I have two options.

1. Create single partition, format(create file system) and mount.
2. Directly format(create file system) and mount.

Someone please provide difference or what will be good.

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If you want to boot from the system then you have to create a partition else not. And depending on what you want to put on the san and who uses it. It might be beneficial to create more partitions to create a separation between different filesystems for users and or programs.


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