On Saturday 17 March 2007 4:14 pm, Drew Jenkins wrote: > I go to run /usr/sbin/sysinstall. It brings up a little GUI and asks me to > select. I selected post-installation configuration, and it sent me back to > a prompt! So I tried again, selecting the recommended configuration to > start over again, and it again sent me back to a prompt! Besides, this is > kinda dangerous. Got another, perhaps more complex but *safer* way to > determine if it's ufs1 or 2? > > 2Also, what are softupdates and why do I need them?
Soft updates Soft updates change the way the file system performs I/O. They enable metadata to be written less frequently. This can give rise to dramatic performance improvements under certain circumstances, such as file deletion. Specify soft updates with the -U option when creating the file system. (pg 191 The complete FreeBSD) > TIA, > Drew > > Garrett Cooper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: Drew Jenkins wrote: > > /etc/fstab says ufs. Is there a better way to check if its ufs2? > > Drew2 > > > > Garrett Cooper wrote: On Mar 16, 2007, at 7:34 PM, Drew Jenkins wrote: > >> How large is "large"? Why filesystem are you using with what > >> options?The MySQL database was just under a gigabyte, and the Zope > >> Data.fs file/database was somewhere under 2 gigabytes. Options? No > >> options. I had symlinks from where these dbases were supposed to > >> live on the SCSI drives to the 500 GB drive. Then suddenly, poof! > >> They were gone. > >> Drew > > > > Well, I was curious because I thought it could be something to deal > > with the 2GB file limit. You still haven't answered my question about > > the filesystem though: are you using UFS2 or something else? > > > > Thanks, > > -Garrett > > The easiest way to figure out if you're running UFS2 is to go to the > disk label feature within sysinstall, and define a mount point for the > slice. Make sure _not_ to make any changes though as you'll be thrusting > yourself in the middle of a system upgrade (CTRL-C is your friend). > > If it's ufs1, it should definitely be converted to ufs2. There were some > serious limitations in ufs1, in particular dealing with file size (2GB > limit I believe) and features. Someone else on the list might be able to > advise you or point you in the right direction if you want more details.. > > Also, you should be running softupdates. If not you're playing a risky > game of russian roulette with your data, where if corrupted things can > disappear between reboots if you didn't power down the machine properly > (power down via ATX dead man power switch, power loss, etc). > > If all else fails and you're not running ufs1 on the disk, try upgrade > your bios or firmware controller that the disk is operating on, and get > back to us with more details. > > Cheers, > -Garrett > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > > --------------------------------- > Expecting? Get great news right away with email Auto-Check. > Try the Yahoo! Mail Beta. > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"