We have a Drobo Pro and one partition had been configured as an 8TB ext3. The other partition only shows up as 2TB is fdisk and parted on our 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux box.
How can we make another partition of 8TB or more? I have connected the DroboPro to my Mac and formatted it as HFS/HFS+ and exFAT, but it stills only shows up as 2TB in linux.
I have tried drobo-utils, but it appears this will erase all of the data on the first partition too, is this correct?
thanks for your reply. I’ve managed to create 2 x 16TB HFS+ partitions but our debian server is still only seeing 2TB for the second partition which is a shame. It’s a pity that drobo doesn’t support Linux or advertise the lack of compatibility.
maybe someone else can chime in until you find another solution either by support or others,
just wondering something… is you main goal, to be able to have linux see the 2nd partition as 8tb, or will it still be ok for your linux to see 8tbs worth of free space, but in smaller 2tb chunks each?
if the latter, then what happens if you create several 2tb volumes? (just wondering if you have tried that to see if it works?)
sorry i cant help much more than that but would be good to know if you find an acceptable way forward