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Capping a SCSI harddrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Node, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Node

    Node Byte Poster

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    Hi,

    I have a 70GB scsi drive, but i need to cap it to 18GB is there anyway I can make it so that the OS see's the drive as 18GB?

    Thanks
     
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  2. supag33k

    supag33k Kilobyte Poster

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    From your post I am assuming you are running a SUN solaris operating system on a Ultra 5 or Ultra 10 from a few years back? and that you are replacing the hard drive for this system?

    I ran across this issue a few years ago but I cannot remember the resolution - possibly the difference between Solaris 2.51 versus Soloaris 2.8 ??

    However this link could be useful ...

    http://www.computing.net/answers/solaris/maximum-partition-size/4796.html

    HTH

    supa
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Some SCSI drives have a 'cap' link - similar to those on IDE drives.

    If this isn't a Sun problem then I'm not sure why you would want to cap anyway.

    Harry.
     
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  4. Node

    Node Byte Poster

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    no its not solaris, its a NICE Voice Logger running on NT 4 service pack 6a
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hm - and it uses SCSI drives? And if it is that old - are you certain you have the right type of SCSI? Most drives these days are LVD, which older controllers won't deal with (ignoring SAS for the moment).

    I presume the size limitation is Nice, as NT SP6 didn't have such a low limit (earlier incarnations did). Unless this is going to be a boot drive, when you will have fun organizing the partitions.

    Harry.
     
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