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Subject: Use whole disk
From: Ramon Hofer <ramonhofer@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 07:50:49 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.137 (The Mattel and Mars Bar Quick Energy Chocobot Hour; GIT 9a6aef1 git://git.gnome.org/pan2)
Hi all

I hope this is the right place to ask this:

I wanted to use a 2 TB disk (as mythtv recordings drive) with the xfs 
filesystem. Until now I had jfs but I wanted to switch it.

Since I have two drives of the same type I formatted the new drive with 
xfs and copied the recordings onto it. Today I saw that I created the 
filesystem over the disk instead of the partition:

~# mkfs.xfs /dev/sdk

These are my two disks:

/dev/sdi1      jfs    1.9T  1.9T  3.9G 100% /mnt/recordings
/dev/sdk       xfs    1.9T  1.9T  3.3G 100% /mnt/recordings_temp

Is it ok to use the disk instead of the partition or why do I have to 
create the filesystem on a partition?

Best regards

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