LVM / Vinum

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Wed Mar 26 00:32:37 PST 2003

On Tuesday, 25 March 2003 at  8:40:26 +0000, james wrote:
> Hi Greg
> Thanks for the reply, appreciate it!
> On Tue, 25 Mar 2003, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>>> I'm very used to using LVM on Linux, AIX, HP/UX etc, and I want to be able
>>> to similar stuff on fbsd. I've had a play with Vinum, and I'm just
>>> wondering if there are any other alternatives?
>> There's also RAIDFrame.
> I'll look into that, but will stick to Vinum for now. I actually work for
> Veritas so it's a shame VM isn't on freebsd :)

What important VxVM functionality is missing in Vinum?

>>> Also, is it possible to extend / shrink volumes once they have been
>>> created?
>> Yes.  Add or remove subdisks to/from a plex.
> Is this also true for striped volumes? It seems this is not possible
> from the documentation I've found on the web, but I know that
> documentation can be out of date.

No, this is still not possible.

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