vinum software raid as boot drive
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Mon Sep 20 18:52:45 PDT 2004
On Tuesday, 21 September 2004 at 9:13:23 +1200, Bruce Harding wrote:
> We are currently trying to set up server with software raid using vinum
> on 5.3. We plan to use it as a Mirrored root filesystem So far we have
> followed Greg Lehey's instructions from
> and the handbook on vinum:
> note we are only using a single / partition.
> We could not find stated exactly anywhere, but we are presuming the
> description file that you use with vinum create becomes
Well, you need to call it that. The name isn't critical, but it's a
> When we execute vinum create it appears to work fine. The Devices are
> created in /dev/vinum/ and we can do a fsck -n -t ufs /dev/vinum/root
> which outputs no errors
> The problem is when we reboot the devices in /dev/vinum are destroyed (
> presume this is normal behaviour ) but they are not created on boot.
Take a look at http://www.vinumvm.org/vinum/how-to-debug.html. It
might help; otherwise supply the information asked for there.
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