VINUM disk types

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Fri Jun 13 17:26:20 PDT 2003

On Friday, 13 June 2003 at 15:40:58 +0200, freebsd_deamon at wrote:
> i am building a db server which has 1 IDE (40GB) and 2 SCSI (18GB each) HDD
> each disk has 1/2 phys ram swap
> the rest of the scsi's is in RAID 1 and holds the data (/data)
> the sytem is on the 40 GB IDE
> my question now is:
> since i am left with approx 2x the size /data can i create two spare
> partitions for the RAID

Sorry, I don't understand the question, but you shouldn't create more
than one Vinum partition per disk.  This in no way restricts you.

> or is it not possible to intermingle SCSI and IDE

Vinum doesn't know about the kind of device.  You can create plexes
with subdisks on both IDE and SCSI (and others).

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