large RAID volume partition strategy

Vivek Khera vivek at
Wed Aug 29 07:08:54 PDT 2007

On Aug 17, 2007, at 10:44 PM, Ivan Voras wrote:

> fdisk and bsdlabels both have a limit: because of the way they  
> store the
> data about the disk space they span, they can't store values that
> reference space > 2 TB. In particular, every partition must start  
> at an
> offset <= 2 TB, and cannot be larger than 2 TB.

Oh... one more note: if I don't use fdisk or paritions, I *can* newfs  
the raw drive much bigger than 2Tb.  I just don't want to do that for  
a production box. :-)

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