Is it possible to use gmirror for a small partition on two disks and then use gstripe on the remaining disk space of those drives to create a larger stripe?
I didn't think that was possible. I could be wrong however :). If that will work, that would be my best option right there. > On Thursday 24 May 2007 12:43:36 pm [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >> Is it possible to use gvinum to create a striped array that contains the >> root partition? I want to be able to combine all 4 of the hard disks >> into >> one logical striped array and install the boot partition on it. I have >> found documentation on how to mirror the root drive, but none on using a >> striped array for the root drive. >> >> Is this possible? > > Not without hardware support, no. > > I would create a small (1-2 GB) root partition one two or more of the > drives > and mirror it with gmirror (or not.. you must not care about fault > tolerance > if you're setting up a giant stripe). You could maybe use the same 1-2GB > on > the other drives for swap or tmp space (optionally mirrored as well). Then > use the rest of the space on all the drives for your stripe array. I'd > recommend gstripe over gvinum for ease-of-use, but it's up to you. > > JN > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"