As far as I understand from the following sentence taken from the link you are pointing and the text following it:

"...Many systems don't require an MBR or GPT, and even PCs don't require it if booting and inter-operating with other OS's is not required. The next limit that comes in, though, is with the BSD disklabel..."

I understand that I could have up to 8 slices of 2 Tb, with partitions (disklabel ones) inside each slice with up to 2Tb.

Is that correct?

What do you think about using this scheme and then join all them with vinum on a software raid-0 array?

Thanks a lot for your time and help.

Julien Cigar escribió:
You cannot use fdisk slices/partitions with disks over 2TB. For those
GPT should be used. More info is available from here :

On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 13:57 +0200, Matias Surdi wrote:
I'm implementing a backup solution at work.We've bought a x86 server with two hardware raid 5 with for a total storage capacity of about 7Tb.

For the software we are using for backups, the ideal scenario would be to have just one "big disk" so that no space problems would appear.

I've tried to install FreeBSD 7 with no success, as it seems... the sysinstall tool doesn't support such big slices.

I've read about the "Large Data Storage on FreeBSD" but I'm still confused.

I've also thought on using slices of 1Tb, and join all them using vinum. What do you think about this last option?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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