Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Thu Apr 22 15:45:18 PDT 2004
On Thursday, 22 April 2004 at 11:32:22 -0400, synrat wrote:
> does vinum configuration need to be located
> in the beginning of the drive after bootstrap or
> is it possible to store at the end of the drive ?
Currently it must be at the beginning of a drive.
> the reason I ask is I only have 60kb available in the beginining and
> the first partition is /. I should be able to shrink swap, which is
> at the end of the drive, but I'm not sure I understand how vinum
> stores it's configuration. Does there need to be a separate
> partition for vinum that has at least enough space for
> configuration, which doesn't overlap with anything else ?
No, it's part of the drive. In Vinum terminology, a "drive" is a disk
partition, the same one on which the subdisks are stored.
> Is the rest of vinum partition supposed to overlap with everything
> that I want to configure as a plex ( I'm talking about mirroring
> exisiting partitions ) Or should there be 2 different vinum
> partitions, one for configuration and another one for plexes ?
I'd suggest you take a look at the documentation at
http://www.vinumvm.org/cfbsd/vinum.pdf. It should clarify a number of
And yes, in retrospect it was a bad idea to put the configuration at
the front of the drive.
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