Vinum and Volumes Larger Than 2TB
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 17:55:23 GMT 2005
On 6/27/05, Bri <ao-freebsd at replic.net> wrote:
> I'm attempting to use Vinum to concat multiple plexes together to make a single 4.5TB volume. I've noticed that once I hit the 2TB mark it seems to fail, it looks like once it hits 2TB the size gets reset to 0. Example below,
> root at shakezula:~# vinum create /etc/vinum0.conf
> 2 drives:
> D partition0 State: up /dev/da0 A: 0/0 MB
> D partition1 State: up /dev/da1 A: 0/0 MB
> 1 volumes:
> V vinum0 State: up Plexes: 1 Size: 1858 GB
> 1 plexes:
> P vinum0.p0 C State: up Subdisks: 2 Size: 3906 GB
> 2 subdisks:
> S vinum0.p0.s0 State: up D: partition0 Size: 1953 GB
> S vinum0.p0.s1 State: up D: partition1 Size: 1953 GB
> Now I've seen mentions of people using Vinum on larger partitions and it seems to work ok. Also when I use gvinum it succeeds, however given the state of the gvinum implementation I'd like to stick with vinum.
> Suggestions/comments anyone?
What version of FreeBSD are you using? also I seem to remember from my
readings somewhere that there is still a soft limit of 2TB depending
on what and how you do it and that vinum had this problem.
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