gmirror, gpart and MBR vs GPT in the Handbook

Mike. the.lists at
Mon Dec 2 17:13:37 UTC 2013

On 12/1/2013 at 10:21 AM Warren Block wrote:

|On Sun, 1 Dec 2013, Mike. wrote:
|> On 11/30/2013 at 2:17 PM Warren Block wrote:
|> A question about the wording of that paragraph.  The second
|> sentence states:
|> "Because GPT partition schemes also store metadata at the end
|> the disk, mirroring full GPT disks with gmirror(8) is not
|> recommended."
|> The word "full" is ambiguous.  Is it to mean, "full" as in
|> of data', or "full" as in 'the entire disk'?
|It means mirroring an entire disk, including boot blocks and
|rather than just parts of it like partitions or filesystems.
|I'll work on rewriting that paragraph for clarity.

I noticed a change in the wording this morning.  :)

My understanding is that MBR can be used with drives only up to
and including 2TB in size.  So if I use MBR, the maximum drive
size I could use would be 2TB.  Is that correct?

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