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Please help me resize my ext4 file system to size > 16TB




Hi,

I have kernel 3.13 and e2fsprog 1.42.9 (as part of mybuntu 14.04.5 LTS). With this, is it possible to resize2fs my ext4 RAID6 /dev/md0 to 24TB (ie >16TB)? If so, please help me get there. If not, please recommend the upgrades needed to the setup before this can be done. So, far, my google says I need to do "tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/md0" which I already did and I still get the dreaded message "resize2fs: New size too large to be expressed in 32 bits."

There are mentions of a 64bit option for the ext4 file system. I can see how this relates to the error message from resize2fs, but I do not know what I should do to get that update done for my /dev/md0. Also all of the message that I come across relating to 64bit option, only talk about how to *create* a brand new file system with 64bit. None of them tell me how to convert existing one. In fact, many of them scare me saying that it will be unsupported in older kernels. I am not really sure if my kernel is too old or not. Also, they talk about a switch -b for resize2fs that is not supported in the version installed currently on my system/release.

Pleas help me figure out the correct sequence of steps. What packages need update, if current kernel/release is ok? Or, do I need to upgrade to a newer release before this is possible?

Thanks
Ramesh