Dell PV RD1000 and ubuntu server file systems - Unix

This is a discussion on Dell PV RD1000 and ubuntu server file systems - Unix ; I'm configuring a poweredge 2900, for backup I'm using the rd1000. It works with usb, and having a look I get this fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160037691392 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19456 cylinders Units = cylinders ...

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  1. Dell PV RD1000 and ubuntu server file systems

    I'm configuring a poweredge 2900, for backup I'm using the rd1000.
    It works with usb, and having a look I get this

    fdisk -l /dev/sdb

    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160037691392 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19456 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x69205244

    This doesn't look like a partition table
    Probably you selected the wrong device.

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 ? 13578 119522 850995205 72 Unknown
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb2 ? 45382 79243 271987362 74 Unknown
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb3 ? 10499 10499 0 65 Novell Netware
    386
    Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb4 167628 167631 25817+ 0 Empty
    Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Can I delete all the partitions without problems?
    It should be hot swappable using dell's systems, will it still be if I
    use my methods?
    Which filesystem is best for this purpouses?

    I configured the server (raid 1 SAS) with LVM in this way
    Disk /dev/sda: 146.1 GB, 146163105792 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17769 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000080

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 8 64228+ de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2 9 270 2104515 c W95 FAT32
    (LBA)
    /dev/sda3 * 271 282 96390 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 283 17769 140464327+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 283 404 979933+ 82 Linux swap /
    Solaris
    /dev/sda6 405 1012 4883728+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 1013 17769 134600571 8e Linux LVM

    Disk /dev/sda: 146.1 GB, 146163105792 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17769 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000080

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 8 64228+ de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2 9 270 2104515 c W95 FAT32
    (LBA)
    /dev/sda3 * 271 282 96390 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 283 17769 140464327+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 283 404 979933+ 82 Linux swap /
    Solaris
    /dev/sda6 405 1012 4883728+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 1013 17769 134600571 8e Linux LVM

    Maybe too complicated??

    Thanks a lot


  2. Re: Dell PV RD1000 and ubuntu server file systems

    I tried with xfs (one partition) and it works fine with rsync, but
    it's not hot swappable,
    When it's mounted I can't take it off (and that's normal).

    Not a big problem though, I just have to make an automated system to
    mount -> backup -> umount it that's gonna be used by other people...


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