hardware mirrors recognized as individual disks in fbsd
stevefranks at ieee.org
Tue Jan 16 18:33:51 UTC 2007
I'm tired of win2k crashing, and we won't even go into my opinion of vista's
strongarm marketing tactics (read: changing my hardware means I have to pay
again? they can keep their OS).
Problem is, I've got 320GB of accumulated detrius on ntfs volumes to
migrate. I see there is some good r/w ports for ntfs, so I'm willing to
evaluate that to see if it's stable (shoestring budget here obviously - this
is my personal stuff only).
Forging ahead, I get ready to start playing the mounting game, but
lo-and-behold, suddenly I have 4 disks whereas in windows I had two. Now I
praise FreeBSD for it's superior intellect here, but now I have a problem.
I want two 160GB mirrored volumes, not 4 unmirrored ones. The RAID is an
ASUS P5DR1-VM motherboard with a ULI raid chipset onboard. Very nice setup
for the money.
Is this normal? Am I going to break my mirror if I mount a single disk? If
so, how do I mount a mirror?
Steve Franks, KE7BTE
La Palma Devices, LLC
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