FreeBSD and large harddrives

David Brodbeck gull at
Fri Nov 19 18:24:54 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 1:58 AM, krad <kraduk at> wrote:
> A few people have mentioned labelling the drives. Its a good thing to do,
> but take it a step further. Before you put the drives in the system,
> physically label them with something identifiable (colored sticker, number
> whatever). Then when you create the logical labels with geom, match them up.
> Makes you life a lot easier when the 'RED' drive fails

Also, think about how you label them.  If you mark up the drive, the
manufacturer may refuse to honor the warranty.
Best to use something removable.

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