I want to know how to format a 32 TB drive. What program should I use and what filesystem? The largest drives I ever had to map before are 2-3 TB and I always used fdisk for formatting. But fdisk is not working for drives larger than 2.1 TB.
I would prefer that the whole volume is mounted as a single logical drive. We need to store large files in it, some may well pass 4TB.
I have an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server in my administration and configured two 1TB disks as a 1TB system drive and ten 4TB disks into a 30 TB drive using RAID 50. I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04.
UPDATE: I used parted to relabel the partition table to GUID Partition Table (GPT) from msdos which is default for Ubuntu Server 12.04
parted /dev/sdb mklabel gpt
I then used parted to create an ext4 partition, which I later relabeled to xfs with: mkfs.xfs /dev/sdb1. The rest went smoothly.