FreeBSD 9 and gmirror /geom raid

Christian Laursen xi at
Thu Mar 8 15:50:05 UTC 2012

On 03/07/12 15:14, Davide D'Amico wrote:
> Hi, I have a server DELL R210 with two sata drives:
> ada0: <SAMSUNG HE253GJ 1AJ30001> ATA-8 SATA 2.x device
> ada1: <SAMSUNG HE253GJ 1AJ30001> ATA-8 SATA 2.x device
> Previously (8.x) - when I didn't use a hw raid - I used to install
> freebsd in a drive (i.e. ad4), boot from it and then:
> # sysctl kern.geom.debugflags=16
> # gmirror label -v -b round-robin data ad4
> # gmirror insert data ad6
> // Modification to /etc/fstab
> // reboot
> How could accomplish to the same task with 9.0-RELEASE?

I wrote a short howto about doing that. By following that you get a 
gmirror covering the whole disks with GPT partitioning inside.

Christian Laursen

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