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Author Topic: Drive size limits?  (Read 1711 times)
Windozer
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« on: March 27, 2009, 07:10:38 am »

Am looking to expand a machine ... the thread on raid drives here got me wondering:Is what is the limit to a single drive partition under linux? (I'd be using a journaling fs.) thx - H
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 07:25:54 am »

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/what-is-maximum-partition-size-supported-by-linux.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 07:36:59 am »

Wow. interesting stuff, although, I dont know what I'd do with a 32TB drive.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 10:45:00 am »

Quote from: lagagnon
...what-is-maximum-partition-size-supported-by-linux.html

Say, Larry, how's that for a built-in search result html file !?  Wink  Thanks for the ref.

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... I dont know what I'd do with a 32TB drive.

Save 64, 500 Gig files ?  Tongue


From link above: " To support files larger than 2 GiB on 32-bit systems, Linux need to use Large File Support (LFS).  The LFS support is done by the Linux kernel "

Is our VL / slackware kernel compiled with this option?
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 10:49:21 am »

The above link does not include some of the other FS types used with Vector.
For JFS: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.aix.baseadmn/doc/baseadmndita/fs_size_limit.htm (16 terabytes)
For XFS the limits are much greater: http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/ (9 exabytes)
ext4, which is not a default choice for VL, supports up to 1 exabyte: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4
HTH,
Mike
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 10:53:29 am »

500GB file....

Such a hughe ammount of data is beyond what my brains can comprehend for a single file.

I can't even begin to imagine what you would use a yotabyte. But then again, you never know... maybe someday microsoft may come up with a way to bloat their OS up to or close to the 1TB marker, and then, the 500GB files may not be so uncommon after all. (maybe a single dll)

LOL
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 11:32:03 am »

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the 500GB file [ - ] a single dll

Hmmm, isn't that the dll that gets loaded when you hit the down arrow in a PDF file ?  Tongue Roll Eyes Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 12:54:48 pm »

A 1 Tb HD would hold about:

- 381 two-hour DVD-quality movies or
- 1,350 hours of VHS-quality video or
- 795 days of MP3 audio or
- 338,000 vivid digital photos or
- 1,920 games
- 1 A.D. 2012 MS OS
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 12:58:27 pm »

LMAO
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009, 01:14:57 pm »

NYUK NYUK NYUK !
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