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    Default Untangle only recognizing 1TB of a 4TB disk

    We are installing Untangle on a 4TB disk. We went through the graphical installer and when we finish Untangle says it has a 1 TB disk. 984.17GB to be exact.

    Is there a limit that Untangle will recognize or do we need to do something special?

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    Last edited by mjr99; 06-20-2016 at 10:46 AM.

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    The default installation will partition as much of the drive as it sees.

    That 984.17gb number is pretty consistent with an old BIOS that can't handle a 4TB disk. Does the BIOS see all 4tb?

    I've also seen defective 4tb disks that are brand new identify that way.
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    Thanks it is an r620 dell server. We just did all the updates trying to rule that out as an issue. We will continue to work on it. The virtual disk shows 4TB. I am suspicious of the raid controller/hard drive compatibility at the moment. IE...not Dell branded drives.

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    Not Dell branded shouldn't matter as long as that thing doesn't have an old Perc 5 or 6 card in it. The 5 tops out at 2tb drives, the 6 has spotty compatibility with everything.

    What card is in that thing?
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    H710.

    Technically we have 4 x 1tb drives in a raid 0.

    In our tests we filled up a 1tb very quickly and had difficulty finding a single large 2.5 inch drive. So we put in 4 western digital's and thought we were home free lol...

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    The H710 should be fine on Untangle v12, the drivers are in there...

    Have you made sure the firmware is current?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr99 View Post
    In our tests we filled up a 1tb very quickly...
    Untangle uses very little disk space, so a single 1TB drive will last a really long time. We have used a 146g drive for several years now, and have almost 100g still free. The tests you ran must have been something other than Untangle.
    ...Rick

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    v12 can fill a 1tb drive, it depends on retention settings.

    But yes, any Untangle living in more than 80gb of drive space is suspect to me.
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    No it is latest and greatest version. We had retention at default 14 days at first. We turned it way down as the drive started filling. We were pushing gig internet through it with about 2000 users. So I get the hint that maybe we have too much logging somewhere?

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    I suspect that has more to do with drive IO than actual storage. The garbage collection can fall behind on systems that large.

    Your attempt to use a RAID 0 is a valid solution. That being said I've got systems that large running on a single 7200rpm sata drive. It's really a hard nut to crack, no two networks are the same.
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