We are setting up a new backup server and it has 8 - 750GB SATA drives in a RAID 5 configuration. We set aside 50GB for our various system partitions, leaving the remaining space for backup storage. Of course, we've run into the 2TB limit for standard FDISK operations.
How can we format this nearly-5TB space into one partition on SUSE 10.2 64-bit? I thought we might have an answer with "fdisk -b2048 /dev/sdb" (the 2kb block size is supposed to allow for 8TB filesystems), but it didn't work.
Is there something we need to set with CONFIG_LBD? or some other (sfdisk) command we need to use?
Any input is appreciated!