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The default journal size is 128MB, and the default inode tables occupy 2MB for every 128MB. So if you want 4096MB of actual storage space, you need to allocate enough space for 128MB of journal, and 4096/126 128MB blocks (rounding up), i.e. 33 blocks, or 4224MB, for a total of 4352MB. This will give you slightly more than 4096MB of usable storage (precisely, ...
This gives you an overview of maximum file size https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1532 . You may want to think about upgrading ext3 to ext4 https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/14/html/Storage_Administration_Guide/ext4converting.html . So 13 TB should go fine if your kernel is not too old, e.g. you are running SLES 11, SP4.
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