>16tb filesystems on linux

Nils Breunese (Lemonbit) nils at lemonbit.com
Thu Aug 26 12:38:55 CDT 2010


Nick Stephens wrote:

> I recently purchased a PE610 with a PERC6 card attached to an MD1000 
> with about 26TB of space.  I know from my own research that ext4 
> supports up to an exabyte, however it appears that the e2fs team has not 
> yet created a mkfs.ext4 that supports anything bigger than 16TB.
> 
> I have played with XFS in the past, and sadly it's performance is 
> severely lacking for our environment, so it is not an option.
> 
> I am very interested in ZFS, but it seems like it will never make it (in 
> a stable fashion) into the linux world at this rate.
> 
> Does anyone have any tips or tricks for this scenario?  I am utilizing 
> RHEL5 based installations, btw.

Dividing you 26 TB into multiple partitions is not an option?

Nils.



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