Drive concatenation...Which tool to use?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Thu Jul 26 03:22:44 UTC 2007

Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Josh Tolbert wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 10:43:29PM -0400, John Nielsen wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 25 July 2007, Josh Tolbert wrote:
>>>> I've got a friend that wants to use a FreeBSD box for a file 
>>>> server. He
>>>> has a huge pile of drives of different sizes, but he wants them all as
>>>> one big file system. What's the appropriate tool for this? gstripe
>>>> doesn't seem like it'd be smart to use with differently-sized 
>>>> drives. Is
>>>> gvinum up to snuff and stable enough to use? Is ccd still 
>>>> supported? What
>>>> would be your tool of choice?
>>> gconcat, perhaps?
>> Talk about missing the obvious one...That should work. Thanks.
>> Josh
> dump(3)?
> -Garrett
Nevermind that last comment...

gvinum works just fine for RAID-0 operations, if that's what you want.


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