[Novalug] USB drive woes...
Alex Smith (K4RNT)
shadowhunter at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 22:18:56 EST 2012
You may have to set up a GPT partition table on it - have you tried
using Gparted on it to set it up, then creating a filesystem? Due to
filesystem limitations, at my work, we hit that 2TB LUN limitation as
well, and I'm not sure how they do that. Using a different filesystem,
like XFS may do it, or you may have to break the drive up into
seperate partitions, using LVM and spanning them may do it.
The 2TB limit is a limitation of the partition table, not the file
system. My mistake.
On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 18:26, Roy Wilson <emperor_wilson at verizon.net> wrote:
> It's all video - avi format for the most part. I need (alright, WANT) to be able to access it directly, hence the big USB drives.
> Even if it wasn't, I'd kinda like to be able to USE this 3tb drive I just spent a couple hundred bucks on... :/
>> Ya know, there is this command called "rm". Also "gzip"
>> Archives of what? If it's similar data, such as multiple backups there
>> is a package/program called "hardlinks", that compares two directory
>> trees recursively and hardlinks any duplicate files together.
>> On 1/21/2012 5:47 PM, Roy Wilson wrote:
>>> My 2tb external USB drive is down to 8gb free, so I bought a new 3tb
>> external USB drive to shuffle some archives around.
>>> They're both Western Digital "Elements" drives.
>>> The system (kubuntu) doesn't see the new drive, doesn't even
>> tell me a USB device was plugged in.
>>> HOWEVER... MountManager ("Tool for monitoring of partitions")
>> sees "sda 931gb disk" (that's the system internal hard drive),
>> "sdb 1863gb disk" (that's the 2tb USB disk), AND "sdc
>> 2794.5gb disk" - that MUST be the new 3tb USB disk.
>>> Anyone have some clues (better yet, instructions...:)) on how to access
>> this disk?
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