4.10 -> 5.3 migration; what happens to vinum volumes?

Ceri Davies ceri at submonkey.net
Wed Dec 1 14:42:24 PST 2004

On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 11:38:38PM +0100, Lukas Ertl wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 20:58:36 +0000, Ceri Davies <ceri at submonkey.net> wrote:
> > 
> > I have a 4.10-STABLE machine that I want to migrate to 5.3-STABLE.  Most
> > of the bases are covered, but I'm not sure what to expect for my vinum
> > volumes.  I don't have anything esoteric (see attached config), but can
> > I just expect "sed -i.bak -e 's/vinum/gvinum/' /etc/fstab" to leave me
> > with working volumes?
> Hi Ceri,
> sorry for the late reply, I don't follow stable@ directly, so if
> there's any vinum question, please add a cc: to <le at freebsd.org>
> (those messages will get highlighted so I have a chance to notice them
> earlier).

Thanks Lukas - I'll do that in future then.

> Your config looks sane enough that it shouldn't be a problem to switch
> to gvinum.  Edit your fstab and put
> geom_vinum_load="YES"
> into /boot/loader.conf, that's enough.

Cool.  I'll be taking backups anyway so I'll try it that way; do you
want a bug report if it doesn't work?

Thanks again,

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm
not sure about the former.			  -- Einstein (attrib.)
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