Just A Box of Disks

Brian Somers brian at Awfulhak.org
Wed Nov 1 22:40:12 GMT 2000

> I've never used Vinum - does it work?  Any lurking gotchas?  (At one
> time I experienced endless woe because of Sequent's volume manager).

The biggest gotcha I found was that you have to disklabel the 
physical disks with fstype ``vinum'' rather than ``4.2BSD''.  It's 
documented, but I completely missed it :-/

> Has anybody gone this route?

I originally bought a 26Gb drive, then started running out of space 
and invested in a 75Gb drive:

$ df /backup
Filesystem         1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/vinum/backup  101308210 64583934 28619620    69%    /backup
$ sudo vinum list | head -3
2 drives:
D vinumdrive0           State: up       Device /dev/ad1s1a      Avail: 0/73308 MB (0%)
D vinumdrive1           State: up       Device /dev/ad3s1a      Avail: 0/26062 MB (0%)

I concatenated the disks (not the most appropriate thing to do for 

> -- 
> Adrian Wontroba

Brian <brian at Awfulhak.org>                        <brian@[uk.]FreeBSD.org>
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