-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Christian Baer wrote: > Hi folkes! > > Is there any way to do this with FreeBSD? > > Background: > > I have to admit, that I have never actually done or even tried this with > any OS whatsoever. I am running a two drive system with two mirrors on > it. Because I wanted a lot of room for /usr while /usr/home ist mounted > on a different partition, the second drive is filled with the two > mirror partitions, /usr and a swap partition. Everything else is mounted > on the first drive. That being: /, /temp, /var, /usr/obj and the second > swap partition. Together with the two mirrors this means seven (in > words: 7) partitions. The table looks like this: > > Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on > /dev/da0a 501M 72M 389M 16% / > devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev > /dev/da0d 1.9G 102K 1.8G 0% /tmp > /dev/da1f 21G 2.9G 17G 15% /usr > /dev/da0h 6.8G 742M 5.5G 12% /usr/obj > /dev/da0e 4.8G 71M 4.4G 2% /var > /dev/mirror/sec1.eli 9.8G 7.5M 9.0G 0% /usr/home > /dev/mirror/sec0.eli 34G 21M 32G 0% /usr/home/christian > > What really sounds (and probably is) pathetic is that I have nearly 6 > gigs of 'leftover' space on da0. Increasing the size of the mounted > partitions isn't really useful anymore (apart from reducing the free > space) as I for example probably won't be needing 2GB for /temp or more > than 5GB for /var - those are the sizes I have allocated now. Making / > any bigger than the current 512MB wouldn't bring any advances either. > > Increasing the size of the mirrors isn't an option because that would be > schrinking /usr. Finding a new mount point wouldn't be a problem. I was > thinking something along the lines of /usr/ports. /usr/src was an idea > at first but since I want to keep that on a different physical drive > than /usr/obj, the idea doesn't seem that bright anymore. > > But the > problem is that I can't allocate another partition, not that I ran out > of ideas for mount points. :-) On other machines with IDE-drives I had > one slice with partitions inside and never ran into this limitation > before. Is there any way to do something like that on SCSI-drives? We > are talking about SPARC64 here. > > Regards > Chris
Why create so many partitions? You can use slices to your benefit and you wouldn't use up your allocatable partitions on the disk's MBR. Example: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ~]$ df -h | grep ad0 /dev/ad0s1a 739M 40M 639M 6% / /dev/ad0s2d 62G 56G 1.1G 98% /store/ad0 /dev/ad0s1d 1.9G 1.1M 1.8G 0% /tmp /dev/ad0s1e 3.9G 3.2G 377M 90% /usr /dev/ad0s1f 1.9G 143M 1.6G 8% /var Note that all that I used was 1 partition and to supplement that I used 5 slices. The only thing given my example that I suggest is that you make /usr large than what I made it; the size I made it's really too small for the /usr slice.. Arg. Cheers, - -Garrett -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.1 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFFs+H6EnKyINQw/HARAt5xAJ0YbO8j/wQ7MWBP7q9DBMh3e1OKTgCdE5Fb AezrppfVz5D+7aj28ZU/Oyk= =D/KD -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"