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Secure and Safe: Get secure and safe hard discs that encrypt the data. Then instruct the disc to destroy the cryptographic key and make a new one. Millisecond safe delete. This is a standard option on most SAS discs these days.


The short answer: Yes. Converting from ext3 to ext4 does solve the problem. The long answer: Here's how I worked around this: I have a 5 terabyte RAID array that hit this limit with about 4TB of data on the partition. So I: Ran the following to convert it from ext3 to ext4: tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/DEV where /dev/DEV for me was ...

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