Vinum, concatenated volumes and dead drives

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Mon Feb 16 18:00:39 PST 2004

On Monday, 16 February 2004 at 13:32:19 +0000, Baldur Gislason wrote:
> With concatenated vinum volumes, if one drive dies, only the data
> stored on that drive will be lost and the disk label can be fixed by
> fsck, right?

Well, firstly there's no such thing as a concatenated volume: it's a
concatenated plex.  If you have a volume with only a concatenated
plex, and you lose a drive, then yes, you only lose the data on that

I've never tried it, but I suspect that fsck would have a hard time
recreating the file system if any sizeable chunk is missing.  In
general, I'd expect that you lose your file system under these

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