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Utilizing Log Storage on Disk Larger Than 2TB

I'm working on deploying a management server on an open server, Dell R730, with more disk that the 2TB limit for GAIA.  I installed & configured GAIA on a 1.5TB disk, and then I created a second 13TB disk in Dell storage management.  I've followed the steps in sk61081 to create a new GPT disk with the EXT3 file system. 

What I'm looking for assistance with is how do I get the management server to use this new disk space for log storage?  If possible I'd like to use disk space from both the 1.5TB and 13TB drives for log storage.

Lastly, are there any caveats with future upgrades, backup, other maintenance that we should be aware of after making changes to utilize the additional disk space for log storage?

Thanks!

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Does Managing partition sizes via LVM manager on Gaia OS help you? 

If the disk space shows up as free, I think you can now use the LVM manager to expand the existing volumes to use that space.

Hope this helps!

R80 CCSA / CCSE
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LVM manager is not an option to utilize the additional disk space because the disk added exceeds the 2TB limit.

I worked with a CP SE this afternoon, and here's the answers/solution that we came up with:

1. With the current Linux kernel version we cannot configure log storage to utilize space on both the install disk and the additional disk that's greater than 2TB.

2. After completing the steps to create & mount the >2TB disk in sk61081, then we need to follow the steps in sk66003 to change path used to store the firewall log files using the symbolic link method.

Caution/Warning:  If a software version upgrade is completed on this system, the /etc/fstab file will be overwritten and logs will be directed back to the default location.  So after the version upgrade the mount & fstab steps in sk61081, and removal of the default directory and creation of the symbolic link steps in sk66003 will need to be recreated.

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Good to know! Thanks for providing all this detail. I'm sure I'll hit this issue at some point!

R80 CCSA / CCSE
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