Drive concatenation...Which tool to use?

Roger Olofsson raggen at
Thu Jul 26 18:00:12 UTC 2007

John Nielsen skrev:
> 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?
> JN
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Gconcat looks mighty cool, will it be able to concat two devices that
already have existing filesystems on them and retain these? Say that ad0
has /usr and ad1 has /home will gconcat preserve these after concat:ing
ad0 with ad1?

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