Vinum + new disk for mirror
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Mon Apr 5 15:42:56 PDT 2004
On Monday, 5 April 2004 at 12:42:12 -0400, Rob Ellis wrote:
> We have a machine with a vinum mirror, all the partitions except
> the root partition mirrored between two disks. The second
> disk has died and I want to replace it. I can't find a disk exactly
> the same, so I have a disk that's bigger (80GB, old one was 60GB).
That's not a problem. Vinum doesn't use disks.
> Can I...
> - shutdown, replace the bad disk with the bigger new disk
> - boot single user, mount /
> - copy the good disk to the new disk with:
> dd bs=128k if=/dev/ad0 of=/dev/ad2
> - vinum start
> - restart any stale subdisks (?)
> - ...
You can, though you'll need a couple more steps. But why don't you
follow the instructions?
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