Need vinum info/advice, fast.

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Apr 21 15:31:38 PDT 2004

Shaun T. Erickson wrote:
> A client has hired me to do some work, part of which is replacing Red 
> Hat 9, which is end-of-lifed at the end of this month. I'd convinced him 
> to let me install FreeBSD, right up until I told him that - to my 
> knowledge - you cannot trivially set up software raid on FreeBSD, during 
> install, as you can with Red Hat Linux.
> I'm supposed to build the new server tomorrow. *Is* there any way I can 
> set up software raid of two ide disks, during install, and for all 
> partitions? This is just to mirror the system disk, so that we can avoid 
> downtime, and going to backups in case of a disk failure. If it can be 
> done, how do I do it? I've never used vinum before, and only know what 
> it is, but nothing about it.

I believe this is still valid:

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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