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MSA 20 partition max size

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MSA 20 partition max size

I'm in trouble with MSA 20. I need to create a partition bigger than 2 TB but HP software limit it.
How can i bypass this limit?
MSA 20 has 12 disk (500 GB each one). I want to create only a partition of 6 TB. Is it possible?

thanks in advance


Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA 20 partition max size

Can't do that, I am afraid. The limit is hard-coded in the internal tables and also restricted by the SCSI protocol command set being used (32-bit block counters addressing 512 byte blocks).

You do have to create multiple logical drives (apparently what you call 'partitions') and then combine them via LVM.