Vinum and upgrading from 5.1-RELEASE

Emil Thelin emil at
Thu Apr 13 11:49:11 UTC 2006

On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Chris Hastie wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Emil Thelin <emil at> wrote:
>> On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Chris Hastie wrote:
>>> I tried to upgrade from 5.1-RELEASE to 5_RELENG last night and hit big
>>> problems with vinum. 5_RELENG in retrospect was an error I suspect, as
>>> what I really wanted was 5.4-RELEASE.
>> Since 5.3 you should probably use the geom-aware gvinum instead of vinum.
>> I think the manual says that both vinum and gvinum can be used for > 5.3
>> but I've never actually got vinum to work on > 5.3.
> Any hints as to how I make this migration? Is it as simple as putting
> geom_vinum_load="YES" in /boot/loader.conf, or is there further configuration
> to do? Is gvinum happy with the same configuration data as vinum? Presumably
> device names are different so I'll have to change /etc/fstab accordingly?

I've never tried it so I'm not sure how to migrate from vinum to gvinum, 
check the handbook and ask google.

But my gut feeling about it is that it will probably not be that easy, 
g(vinum) has a way of causing headaches..


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