[linux-lvm] LVM2 maximum logical volume size help

Du eduardo at minicom.com.br
Mon Jul 10 20:20:38 UTC 2006

Take a look in XFS filesystem, I think its what you need, and it has a 
great performance with big files too.

Robbie Coss wrote:
> Hi,
> I am currently running RHEL4 update 3  (kernel 2.6.9-34.0.2.EL), and
> using LVM2 and the ext3 filesystem.
> I need to know what is the maximum logical volume size I can create. From
> the LVM2 Howto, the max size is stated to be 8 exebytes. However, the
> Red Hat doc says that the max filesystem size for ext3 is 8 TB.
> I am guessing that means I am limited to 8 TB if I want to use ext3 ???
> If so, then are there other filesystems I can use to overcome this 
> limit. I want
> to be able to create volumes at least up to 100TB. Is there anything 
> included
> with the Red Hat release that would be a good choice? Or anything free 
> not
> included with Red Hat? Or anything commercial?
> Thanks in advance for any help or opinions.
> Robbie
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