is it safe to reboot while gmirror is rebuilding?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Jul 8 13:23:30 UTC 2009

In response to Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at>:

> On FBSD 8.0-current ia64 I've gmirror on 63GB partition, which
> takes quite a long time to rebuild, perhaps 30 min. Is it
> safe to reboot, or write to this filesystem, while it is
> being rebuilt (gmirror status DEGRADED) ?

Yes.  Doing so will cause the overall time required to rebuild to take
longer, but gmirror will continue to rebuild during normal system
activities (such as disk writes and reboots).

Bill Moran

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