On Wednesday 14 February 2007 15:13, Brian A. Seklecki wrote: > > gmirror insert gm0 ad4 > > The big question is: > > In your example, ad4 has already been "prepped" for use in as a component > in the gmirror by ....? > > Or will it just overwrite anything on ad4 regardless?
No prep is necessary when using raw devices such as ad4. The insert operation will overwrite everything (or the first $VOLUME_SIZE blocks) on ad4 with the contents of the mirror. Obviously if you want to use only a portion of a drive as a gmirror consumer then the drive should be fdisk'ed and/or bsdlabel'ed and the device name of the slice or partition (e.g. ad4a, ad4s1, or ad4s1a depending) should be used instead of ad4 as the gmirror consumer. JN _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"