file system sizing with 5.x

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Fri Dec 5 11:09:42 GMT 2003

Martin Hepworth wrote:
> All
> I've been mulling getting one one of transtec's IDE-SCSI or SATA-SCSI 
> RAID boxes. I've heard of these running very well on solaris etc.
> I was doing some googling to see if UFS2 goes about 1TB, which is does, 
> but I did see a few emails that suggest putting more than 2TB of 
> physical storage on a 5.1 system can result in trouble.
> Now I'd like to put a 4TB RAID set (split into 3 1.xTB filesystems), 
> will appear to the Dell Perc 3 controller (actually badged LSILogic 
> megaraid chip set) as 3 single large disks...
> Has anyone had any experience of this sort of thing, will attaching the 
> 4TB box give me problems???
Slight amendment

the external SCSI interface runs of a Adaptec aic7899 Ultra160...

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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