Drive concatenation...Which tool to use?

Derek Ragona derek at
Thu Jul 26 14:43:05 UTC 2007

At 08:56 PM 7/25/2007, 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

Given that the drives are different capacities you might want to just use 
the different drives for different portions of the filesystem, such as 
using a smaller drive for swap, then using different drives for:

The choices depend on the drive capacities and what the server will be used 


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