Using GTP and glabel for ZFS arrays
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Thu Jul 22 08:51:15 UTC 2010
On Thu, 22 Jul 2010, Boris Samorodov wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2010 23:15:41 -0400 Dan Langille wrote:
>> On 7/21/2010 11:05 PM, Dan Langille wrote (something close to this):
>>> First, create a new GUID Partition Table partition scheme on the HDD:
>>> gpart create -s GPT ad0
>>> Let's see how much space we have. This output will be used to determine
>>> SOMEVALUE in the next command.
>>> gpart show
>>> Create a new partition within that scheme:
>>> gpart add -b 34 -s SOMEVALUE -t freebsd-zfs ad0
>>> Now, label the thing:
>>> glabel label -v disk00 /dev/ad0
> That command will destroy secondary GPT.
I was just reading about GUID partitioning last night and saw that one of
the benefits is that there's a copy of the partition table kept at the end
of the disk. That seems like a pretty neat feature.
Do you by any chance have a reference I can point to (I was documenting
stuff about GPT in an internal wiki and this is a nice piece of info to
Also, how does one access/use the "backup" partition table?
>> Or, is this more appropriate?
>> glabel label -v disk00 /dev/ad0s1
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