replacing harddisks

pepe plaine at
Thu Jul 2 17:10:05 UTC 2009

I have gmirror of two 200GB disks where I have whole /usr f my freebsd 7.2
system. root, /var and /boot are on other disk, but I need to replace those
both disks with bigger ones now. To get bigger /usr. So what I'm wondering
now is if there is way to take one disk out of mirror (geom) and add bigger.
So it would be one 200g and one 640g. And after sync replace other 200g with
640g so there would be two 640g disks. What I don't know is if mirror would
still be original 200g or can I get it working full 640g this way? Or do I
need to do it some harder way? Like adding both disks, creating mirror of
them, copy original mirror with dd to new one and then removing old disks?


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