On Wednesday, 23 July 2003 at 14:11:31 -0500, Kirk Strauser wrote: > At 2003-07-23T18:21:42Z, Eivind Olsen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > >> Are you able to have a mirrored root-device (/) with this approach? Or >> will you end up with having a single copy of / on one drive? > > I end up with a single copy of '/'.
OK, missed that. The whole intention of the exercise I describe in the book is to have a mirrored root file system. This has been consistently the most demanded new feature in Vinum. > The reasons I do this are that: > > 1) Any old FreeBSD boot floppy/CD can read the "mirrors" of '/' in the event > that the root drive dies, regardless of the state of vinum. Makes > disaster recovery that much easier. The way I describe works as well in this situation. > 2) You get a little bit of versioning for free. Accidentally overwrite > /etc/master.passwd with mergemaster? Just grab the copy from > /rootbackup. A much better approach, which I'll describe in the next edition of the book, is to maintain all config files under RCS. This gives you more than one backup. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers
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