On Friday 28 November 2008 18:08:19 Andrew Falanga wrote: > I'm getting ready to move forward on enabling gmirror on my churches > website server (FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE p4). I used defaults during the > install (most importantly for this, the file system defaults). I've read > in the manual pages that the data for the mirror is contained in the last > sector of the drive/partitions. So, I want to mirror the entire drive > (ad4) to the second drive (ad5). This server doesn't yet have much data at > all. I'm wondering if I turn on this mirror, will anything important be > overwritten in the last sector?
I've converted UFS filesystems with just the base install and a few ports over to gmirror many times and no problem. I guess the question can best be paraphrased as: "If I cross a street in a residential area at 4am in the morning, will I get hit by a car?" Also, gmirror create will tell you if the last sector contains data, just like a driver would honk his horn. -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"