FreeBSD 5.3 - Raid
andy at firman.us
Sun Feb 27 15:33:08 GMT 2005
On Sun, Feb 27, 2005 at 01:59:35PM +0000, Robert Slade wrote:
> I have a new install of FreeBSD on a single IDE drive. I have backed this up
> so I am not too concerned about drive failure. I have now added 2, 250 Gbyte
> drives (ad3 and ad4) to hold data. I would like to mirror them using sofware
> raid and mount them as /home to hold the users data which is critical.
> I have read the manual and searched the web for a simple way to do the above.
> The manual seems to cover complex solutions and may be somewhat behind the
> I guess what I am looking for is a howto couched in such a way that even a
> windows user can understand :-).
> Any suggestions please.
Someone else already recommended GEOM which I also recommend.
I just setup gmirror for the fist time and I am very impressed with it.
I did drive failure simulations for both ad0 and ad2 and was able to
reconstruct the mirror each time. This howto is very good:
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