Missing hard drive space

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 13:29:19 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 4:55 AM, Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu)
<amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be> wrote:
> On Tue, April 21, 2009 10:28, jdow wrote:
>> I don't know if he asked earlier than this about the feasibility of
>> a configuration such as he is trying to setup.
> In hindsight I think the best advice might have been that he throws away
> all of his disks and buys one internal disk of 1 TiB, and perhaps only one
> external disk, also 1 TiB. Less headache, less disks to worry about.

Where's the fun in that?  Think of all the things learned here.  And
quite honestly, to me one of the big selling points of Linux is it
usually rewards elbow grease a lot more than credit card receipts.  I
can supply elbow grease :-)

> For people that like to play with disks of different sizes in an external
> enclosure, they should look at drobo. Unfortunately it's proprietary
> technology. :-(

And when your drobo dies where is your data?  Hint - call Drobo for
another box, 'cause you ain't getting it back any other way.

Those things are a trap waiting to spring...

Just a quick comment about LABEL vs UUID - The problem with LABEL is
you inevitably LABEL two devices the same sooner or later.  UUID
doesn't have that issue.

Nice to see you guys stick with it on this one !


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