I have a Drobo, connected to a CentOS 6.4 box. The box sees it as /dev/sdg.
I want to format it ext3 (as they dont support ext4) but when I try I get:
# fdisk -u /dev/sdg
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on ‘/dev/sdg’! The util fdisk doesn’t support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
WARNING: The size of this disk is 17.6 TB (17592186044416 bytes). DOS partition table format can not be used on drives for volumes larger than (2199023255040 bytes) for 512-byte sectors. Use parted(1) and GUID
partition table format (GPT).
WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It’s strongly recommended to
switch off the mode (command ‘c’).
So I run:
# parted GNU Parted 2.1
Using /dev/sda Welcome to GNU Parted! Type ‘help’ to view a list of commands.
(parted) select /dev/sdg Using /dev/sdg
(parted) print Model: DROBO DroboPro (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdg: 17.6TB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
and looking at an example of creating a partition: (parted) mkpart primary
I dont know what to do next since I dont see any partitions listed. I dont know what do to for the start and end point, although the man page says
“size in MB”. Do I just say 0 to (and convert 16.0TB to MB? Yes, I know it says 17.6 TB but this model drobo can only support partitions up to 16tb without making a second partition.
Can anyone provide some advice on that I am missing conceptually?