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Re: formatting a 12.73 Tb disk on ROCKS 5.2



Doll, Margaret Ann wrote:
> I have a raid-5, /dev/sda on a NAS node that has 12.73 Tb of space.
>
> mkfs xfs /dev/sda1
> mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
> mkfs.ext2: invalid blocks count - /dev/sda1
>

Question 1: Margaret - did you use parted or gparted, or fdisk, or some
NAS utility to create the logical partition? If anything other than an HBA
controller, you've cannot use fdisk, which cannot deal with anything
larger than 2TB.

        mark

> I can use
>
> mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1 works, but it only formats the first 2Tb of space.
>
> filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sdb1              19G  2.8G   16G  16% /
> /dev/sdb5             875G  200M  830G   1% /state/partition
> /dev/sdb2             4.8G  184M  4.4G   5% /var
> tmpfs                 3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /dev/shm
> /dev/sda1             2.0T  199M  1.9T   1% /bigdisk1
>
> How do I get the complete raid system formatted?
>
> Thanks
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