n j wrote: > John, > > thank you very much for your detailed input. > >> If it were me, I would a small (for some definition of small considering >> your disk space and software needs) partition on the first disk and install >> everything to that. After the system is up, create an identical partition >> on the second disk and set up gmirror between the two (see below). This >> volume would house either the entire OS or just the root partition at your >> option, but it needs to be large enough to house at least a minimal install >> of the OS temporarily. I'd then create additional partitions using the >> remaining space on each disk and turn those into a new, blank gstripe >> volume. If you don't want the whole OS on your mirror, you could then >> move /usr, etc over to the stripe volume (but you don't have to). > > That's basically the answer I got in the meantime from a few of my > more experienced colleagues as well. So, I'll probably go with that > option and create a 512Mb root partition on the first disk, install > the OS, create a gmirror and add the second disk to the mirror, build > the RAID-1 array, then gstripe the rest and move /usr, /tmp, /var to > it etc. > > On a side note, it would be nice if creating RAID arrays was included > in the FreeBSD install similar to Debian install (according to my > colleague, haven't seen it myself). > There is some work going on to try and get a more up to date installer with options such as installing to RAID (http://wiki.freebsd.org/finstall) but no eta as its still a work in progress (I like sysinstall but it just doesnt do everything I'd like any more. I hope someone writes a sysinstall like interface for finstall as well as the gui one.) As another more complex workaround you shouldnt be able to boot from a live CD (freesbie maybe) create the gstripe you want, then install the base system manually (see http://typo.submonkey.net/articles/2006/04/13/installing-freebsd-on-usb-stick-episode-2 for some pointers on doing that) and edit fstab as needed.
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