On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:39:29PM +0300, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> 
> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:18:22AM -0700, Terry wrote:
> > 
> > In thinking further about this, the application pool could scale up to
> > 40 TB.  Is a 40 TB volume out of reality?
> > 
> > On May 21, 11:51 am, Terry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am going to be connecting to an equallogic san using RHEL5 x86_64
> > > and serving up NFS volumes.   I don't have any requirement as to the
> > > size on the application side.   I am thinking 4TB volumes but anyone
> > > have any advice in this area?   The data will be a lot of small files
> > > mostly so I'll be sticking to a 4k block size with ext3.
> > >
> 
> Check RHEL releasenotes or other information for supported volume/filesystem
> max sizes. 
> 
> I think RHEL5 with ext3 supports max 16 TB filesystems.
> 
> Also note that you can't use normal partition tables because they're limited
> to 2 TB. So you have to use LVM on raw volumes/luns or then GPT partition
> tables.
> 

Also check Equallogic firmware releasenotes for max volume size.. 

You can always use LVM on the host/server to combine multiple volumes/luns. 

I think the filesystem max size limit will be the biggest problem for you.

-- Pasi

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