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Re: Large partition



On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:42:45 +0200 (CEST)
Beck Zoltan Gyula <beckzg_(_at_)_math_(_dot_)_bme_(_dot_)_hu> wrote:

>   I would like to ask if it is possible to use a large, more than 2T
> diskarray or CCD?
>   In FAQ: "14.7 - What are the issues regarding large
> drives with OpenBSD?
> 
> OpenBSD supports an individual file system of up to 231-1, or
> 2,147,483,647 sectors, and as each sector is 512 bytes, that's a tiny
> amount less than 1T."

I might be wrong, it's been a while. But if I'm not mistaken I did
successfully mount a 5TB partition over nfs from a netapp unit. If
that's the storage you require, you might be more interested in those
units (with an added bonus that they come up in less than a minute after
an unclean shutdown).

And if you really want the maximum size for partitions on OpenBSD (just
under 1TB), then don't forget to read up on fsck memory usage.

// nick



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