Running out of space on the backup drive, I added another 1.5TB drive to the existing one to hold the company backup files. We do rsync style snapshots with a linux server and it was at 80% capacity. So I added another Seagate SATA to the simple Hardware RAID SATA card in the machine. Everything went well. Ran
fdisk to partition the drive, ran
mke2fs -f /dev/hde1 to format in EXT3 format. After that was done the df -h command showed only 2TB. That’s odd, I know the filesystem takes some drive space, but not 1TB of it.
So after a little investigating you need to use a program called parted for drives >2TB. The commands are as follows
Once in the parted command prompt then you can run these commands on the new drive.
You can now format with mke2fs -j /dev/hde1
Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. firstname.lastname@example.org