Moving to RAID1

Jerrin slackmails at
Sat Oct 30 07:40:10 UTC 2010


I get this error now when trying to insert the disk

# gmirror insert gm0 /dev/ad14
gmirror: Provider ad14 too small.

found this error is being mentioned before on the mailing lists.
hard disks are of the same size.couldn't find a solution for this one.
Any way to fix this?

Thank you

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 8:49 PM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at>wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 3:35 PM, Jerrin <slackmails at> wrote:
>> i have a freebsd(7.3) dedicated server with one hard disk.It have
>> partitions
>> for root and swap only.I want to setup RAID1 by adding one more hard
>> disk.i
>> found in freebsd handbook about setting up RAID1
>> .I only have remote
>> access to the server.Will i lose data by doing it?
> If you do it correct way you will not.  It's possible if you make a mistake
> and do something like mirror the wrong way you would.
>> Anyways to make  sure in
>> the procedure of setting up raid1 that i shouldn't have to go single user
>> mode or change something at the boot prompt when rebooting after this is
>> setup.
> Again if you do it incorrectly you may need to resort to these procedures.
> However if you follow the handbook accurately you should be fine.
> --
> Adam Vande More

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