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.

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