I'm using Azure Virtual Machines, specifically Linux. I went to add a blank disk ("attach...blank disk" in the portal) and discovered that Azure only allows a maximum size of 1023GB for disks. The portal won't allow you to specify a size beyond 1023GB.
What I'm looking for is a 4TB filesystem. The disks present themselves as /dev/xd?. I'm wondering if I could take four 1TB disks and stripe them (RAID 0) in the OS? If they're SAN disks then I'm not concerned about the redundancy since presumably they're already protected. I admit it sounds kind of hokey.
Is there another option to get bigger disks in Azure?
To be clear, I want persistent storage, not the ephemeral /mnt/storage.