create very large file system

Alexander Zarochentsev zam at
Wed Jul 19 12:57:38 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 19 July 2006 16:10, Mark F wrote:
> Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP3
> I've tried to create a large 5TB file system using both reiserfs and
> ext3 and both have failed.

how did they fail?

> I end up with only a 1.5TB file system.  Does anyone know why this
> doesn't work, what to do to fix it?

you have a single 5TB device? h/w raid, I think ?

you might need to convert the partition table to GPT format for 
supporting 2TB+ partitions.  it can be done by the gnu parted tool.

> Others have suggested that  only XFS or JFS will work.  Is this so?
> Thanks,
> -Mark


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