Large Parition San failing on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2

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Subject: Large Parition San failing on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2
Posted by:  Cameron Shaw (camerons@newsgroup.nospam)
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009

I've setup a 4.7TB RAID5 SAN communicating via a fiber channel card on a
server running Windows Server 2003 R2. It was a slow to communicate but I
figured that was the PCI-X card running on a PCI bus. I created a single
4.7TB partition using GPK partition system but as I was formatting it with
NTFS, the drive disppeared from the server with an error about memory
locations.

Connecting to the SAN i've discovered that both the  HOST LUN and the
Logical Volume have been deleted. I'm trying to figure out if this is an
limitation of Server 2003, the FC card or a combination of both.

I am eventually moving o a 2008 Enterprise box with a PCI-E FC Card once the
Hardware arrives, but I'm trying to see if this will work for us at all
before this.

Any idea's?

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