Need vinum info/advice, fast.

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Wed Apr 21 17:55:17 PDT 2004

On Wednesday, 21 April 2004 at 20:34:38 -0400, Shaun T. Erickson wrote:
> Ok. I've read both documents, which were quite educational. Thanks. :)
> It seems that what I want to do is install to the first system disk, as
> normally, and then convert that disk to a vinum disk, using the method
> described starting on page 237 of the above vinum.pdf.
> The steps aren't entirely clear to me, after that, as to how to make the
> second disk a vinum drive that is a mirror of the first.
> Do I just partition it as normally, but saying that the partition types
> are type vinum? Then do I format those new partitions, and then describe
> the volume, plexes and subdisks in the configuration file, adding each
> subdisk to the existing setup so it will mirror? Do I ever even have to
> format thos partitions, or does vinum just recreate the filesystems bit
> by bit?
> I'm not sure I'm asking the right questions. Pointers are most
> welcome. :)

Page 229, "Adding plexes to an existing volume", tells you what to do.

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