Just A Box of Disks
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
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>
Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour !
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