adding new disk to the system

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sun Aug 31 16:19:12 UTC 2008

> Hi!
> I have a working FBSD 7.0 and two disks in RAID-1 (gmirror). Now I want
> to add another disk which will be used as file exchange disk so I don't
> need it in raid-1 (not sensitive data).
> Do I add new drive with standard procedure and just create a new mount
> point e.g. /newdrive or do I need to do something else?

what is "standard procedure" of adding drive to the system? i never heard 
about this unless you mean standard procedure of installing disk in PC 
computers - like putting inside, mounting with screws, pluggin power and 
signal cables etc. ;)

do whatever you need and is best for you. it's unix, not windoze.

if it's for file exchange, then it will be often connected and 
disconnected, so make some subdir, add

/dev/drive /subdir ufs rw,noatime,noauto 0 0

and mount it and unmount manually when needed.

note that if you need transfering data to nearby computers, fast (or 
gigabit) ethernet is much better idea than constantly swapping drives.

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