vinum software raid as boot drive

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
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
> /etc/vinum.conf

Well, you need to call it that.  The name isn't critical, but it's a
good choice.

> 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  It
might help; otherwise supply the information asked for there.

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