Posted: 2013-05-1206:29 PM. Last Modified: 2021-11-0812:53 AM
NSM5200 External Storage via Fiber Module
Just a bit of information for whoever is interested or is having problems with using a Pelco NSM5200 and a third party external storage using the Pelco Fiber Module option.
We have recently found that the maximum partition size for the NSM5200 is 16TB due to the Kernel being 32-bit. When trying to add external volumes via the webpage the volume will appear in the list but cannot be mounted if it is larger than 16TB.
Our solution was to SSH into the NSM5200 and create several smaller partitions (<16TB) so that they can be attached properly via the webpage.
Below is an example of partitioning an external volume into 4TB partitions:
mkpart primary 0.00TB 4.00TB
mkpart extended 4.00TB 8.00TB
mkpart extended 8.00TB 12.00TB
mkpart extended 12.00TB 16.00TB
mkpart extended 16.00TB 20.00TB
mkfs.xfs -f /dev/sde1
mkfs.xfs -f /dev/sde2
mkfs.xfs -f /dev/sde3
mkfs.xfs -f /dev/sde4
mkfs.xfs -f /dev/sde5
I hope this helps out anyone who is having similar issues