Partition size

Partition size

Post by Pat Colem » Sat, 29 Oct 1994 22:52:19

Is there an upper limit to the size of a partition?  Also is
it the same on 4.1.3 and Sol 2.3?




Partition size

Post by Casper H.S. D » Sat, 29 Oct 1994 23:20:53

>Is there an upper limit to the size of a partition?  Also is
>it the same on 4.1.3 and Sol 2.3?

All systems have an upperlimit on the size of a partition.
Those limits differ from OS to OS.

        SunOS 4.1.x: 2GB
        Solaris 2.x: 1TB



Partition size

Post by Syed Zaeem Hosa » Fri, 04 Nov 1994 02:57:32

Quote:>Is there an upper limit to the size of a partition?  Also is
>it the same on 4.1.3 and Sol 2.3?

In SunOS 4.1.3, the partition size limit is 2GB. You can combine
partitions with Sun's OnLine Disk Suite program to get larger single
file-systems though (that effectively acts as if you had a single
larger partition in essence).

In Solaris 2.3, the partition size limit is much higher - I forget the
exact number, but I think it is 1TeraByte. Basically, the same value as
what OnLine DiskSuite does for SunOS 4.1.3.


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