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hard disk partitioning

Howto use 2TB+ hardisks in linux servers

Storage is becoming cheaper as technology advances. Therefore I started using 3TB and 4TB data disks in the hybrid cloud solutions we provide to our SMB (Small and Medium Business) customers. Being accustomed using fdisk to partition the disks, I ran into the problem only being able to create partitions totalling up to 2TB. This totally defies the use of implementing large harddisks.
Lets dive into the root cause of the issue.