[rescue] Biggest drives (and SVM) in a U60?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri May 19 11:19:53 CDT 2006

On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 04:34:05PM +0100, Mike Meredith wrote:
> On Thu, 18 May 2006 21:57:44 -0400, Bryan Gurney wrote:
> > So to summarize the original point of this email, is there a hard
> > ceiling for the 1998-era SCSI-based Sun machines, or can I buy at
> > will?
> Undoubtedly there are limits, but you are extremely unlikely to hit them
> unless you're likely to get yourself a multi-terabyte SAN anytime soon.
> I've used a 1.5Tbyte SAN LUN (a large 'disk' as far as the host could
> tell) on a Sun E450 ... similar era, without any issues.
> UFS itself can't deal with a filesystem larger than 16Tbytes, and the
> root filesystem should be less than 2Gbytes (there are exceptions to
> this, but unless you're dealing with something modern, it's safest to
> stick to 2Gbytes).

>From my experience, "dealing with something modern" means something like
an SS20 or newer.  Actually, I know I've used one big 3.something
partition (a ST15150N with a swap partition and the rest in one big one)
on older still Suns, but I can't recall for certain if it was an SS2 or
an IPC. 

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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