Vinum question

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Wed Jun 11 17:37:11 PDT 2003

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On Wednesday, 11 June 2003 at 10:51:57 -0700, pkddeckard at wrote:
> I'm considering migrating a Linux server over to 4.8-RELEASE.  The
> Linux server has a bootable software RAID set up, where there are
> three disks configured for a RAID-1 volume, two of which are
> currently active and one of which serves as a standby disk (to allow
> for two disk failures in close proximity).
> I've looked through both of the manpages for vinum and Chapter 13 of
> the Handbook, but I can't seem to locate any kind of similar
> feature.  Am I missing something, or will I have to write my own
> program to handle configuring standby disks in case of a failure?

You don't need a program for that.  Vinum currently doesn't have the
standby feature, mainly because I can't think of a way to do it which
won't cause problems under some circumstances.  If you want to
dedicate a disk to this feature, why not simply configure three

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