Re: 3TB disk hassles

From: Pedro Venda (SYSADM)
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 18:29:26 EST

Neil Conway wrote:

After much banging of heads on walls, I am throwing in the towel and
asking the experts ;-) ... To cut a long story short:

Is it possible to make a 3TB disk work properly in Linux?

Our "disk" is 12x300GB in RAID5 (with 1 hot-spare) on a 3ware 9500-S12,
so it's actually 2.7TiB ish. It's also /dev/sda - i.e., the one and
only disk in the system.

not meaning to criticise... but isn't it a good idea to have a separate raid1 volume to boot the system?

is there a good reason why one should mix system & storage?

I think that would solve your problem.

pedro venda.


Pedro João Lopes Venda
email: pjvenda@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Equipa de Administração de Sistemas
Rede das Novas Licenciaturas (RNL)
Instituto Superior Técnico
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