[OpenIndiana-discuss] 3TB disks for tank zpool? Can only use 2 TB.

John McEntee jmcentee at stirling-dynamics.com
Tue Mar 22 17:06:26 UTC 2011

> I have not heard that any Solaris* can use disk/partition in zpool,
> larger then 2TB. Maybe you can try partitioning disk with 2+1TB

I can find various comments about 3TB boot disks are not going to work and
hints that 3TB data disk should be fine. I could not find any posts saying
3TB don't work so I thought I would give it a try. I suspect that it is
purely a partitioning problem, I have tried many ways to create a partition
greater than 2TB, but the format command only see a 2TB drive. Giving zpool
the whole disk creates a 2 TB partition as well. 

> That might be good request for IllumOS.org crew to enhance OS/Net and ZFS.

I have posted the problem on their forums to see what their answer.


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