Fresh install on gmirror'ed disks?

JoaoBR joao at
Mon Mar 6 13:38:44 UTC 2006

On Sunday 05 March 2006 01:22, Mark Kirkwood wrote:
> JoaoBR wrote:
> > geom changed this complications definitely, using gmirror or gstripe
> > commands is easy as copying a file.
> > > 
> (Chuckles) - While I see your point, I see that Ralf E's article
> discussing this very issue weighs in at about a page worth of
> instructions for *each* of the two methods discussed. Now, sure, he's
> being pedantically careful so no-one will misunderstand and murder their
> systems - but ISTM that this is the sort of task that ideally an
> installer could/should handle.
> The argument of 'its only a few commands...' does not really stand up -
> as (for instance) it could be equally applied to that installer
> providing package installation - and it seems to have that facility
> (thankfully!).

good point, probably it is much easier as thought to integrate as script into 
the installer where one can chose the disks/partitions to gmirror/gstripe 
them and put it beside other options in "Startup Options"
I never felt the need and probably would not use the option either and will 
configure my config manually later as I do with named or others

> > So in comparism
> > the easy use of geom is great and the people which developed geom did a
> > really fantastic job.
> I agree, as the geom based applications are maturing, we are starting to
> see that benefit of the geom infrastructure.

for me this happened already. I use gmirror for almost a year now and I 
changed all vinum setups and I never had a serious problem with it. I have to 
say that I never tried IDE or SATA, only SCSI with Adaptec.


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