On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 09:24:30PM -0500, David Banning wrote: > I am attempting to setup a secondary ide drive. I have configured the > entire 305MB drive for storage. I used /stand/sysinstall and -it- > issued the command ; > > /bin/sh -c newfs -b 16384 -f 2048 /dev/ad2s1e > > which seems very disk intensive and is taking a long time. I am wondering > if this is right. I just want to use the second drive as a storage folder > for backing up the main drive. > > The disklabel editor shows it as > > Disk: ad2 Partition name: ad2s1 Free: 0 blocks (0MB) > > Part Mount Size Newfs Part Mount Size Newfs > ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- ----- > ad2s1e /uusr 305242MBUFS+S Y > > This configuration issued the command as above; > > /bin/sh -c newfs -b 16384 -f 2048 /dev/ad2s1e > > How long should newfs take for a 305 MB drive? >
Do you really mean 305 GB drive? ^^ It depends some on your CPU and the speed of the drive. My guess would be in the range of 15 minutes or so. It has to write all the alternate superblocks. I haven't studied it, but I have always wondered if it is necessary to have so many alternate superblocks. ////jerry > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"