FreeBSD 7.0 - should I be using gvinum or gmirror/gstripe?

Ghirai ghirai at
Mon Apr 21 15:21:18 UTC 2008

On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 14:34:01 -0500
Shelby Cain <scain at> wrote:

> I'm toying with the idea of setting up a raid 1+0 array using 4 500GB 
> sata drives.  However, I can't seem to find any definitive answer as to 
> whether I should be using gvinum or gmirror+gstripe to accomplish that 
> goal.  Does anyone have any links to resources (or just personal 
> opinion) that provides guidelines for choosing between the two methods?
> Regards,
> Shelby Cain

I've been using gmirror (and geli) on 4 500GB HDs , raid 1, for almost a year
now (as reported by uptime) without any problems at all.

Setup is very easy.


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