MBR or GPT Disk

 
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HMUSER
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MBR or GPT Disk

I have setup my volumes on my SAN. Is it best to initialize as MBR or GPT on the server?

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Ivan Lyanguzov
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Re: MBR or GPT Disk

HMUSER,

 

That depends on the size of the LUN you intent to present to server. If it is larger than 2 TB, then you don't have choice, as MBR cannot be such large. If you use large GPT disks to boot GNU/Linux systems from it, keep in mind, that you probably need to create special partition with a type Legacy BIOS, where bootloader (GRUB) will be located. Windows seems to be able to boot from GPT only with UEFI motherboards.

 

Ivan.

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Re: MBR or GPT Disk

We wont be booting any systems so will go with GPT for future expansion.

 

Thanks