vinum to gvinum help

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Tue Jun 27 01:29:46 UTC 2006

On Monday, 26 June 2006 at 19:15:36 +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 12:22:07PM -0400, Sven Willenberger wrote:
>> I have an i386 system currently running 5.2.1-RELEASE with a vinum
>> mirror array (2 drives comprising /usr ). I want to upgrade this to
>> 5.5-RELEASE which, if I understand correctly, no longer supports vinum
>> arrays. Would simply chaning /boot/loader.conf to read gvinum_load
>> instead of vinum_load work or would the geom layer prevent this from
>> working properly? If not, is there a recommended way of upgrading a
>> vinum array to a gvinum or gmirror array?
> Lost of things have changed between 5.2.1 and 5.5. I think it would be
> best to make a backup and do a clean reinstall.

To the best of my knowledge, the Vinum on-disk layout has not changed,
so you shouldn't need to reinstall the data.  A backup is always an
excellent idea, of course :-)

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