On Wednesday, 3 December 2003 at 16:54:05 -0500, Matt Gostick wrote: > I have a concatenated 2 drives together to make 1 large disk using > vinum. Did this last year or something like that and haven't touched it > since... > > I wish to move my vinum disks to another computer, but I really don't > want to lose any information. So I want to ask from someone who has > done this, instead of just trusting myself to read the manpage > correctly. Don't get me wrong, I have read the manpage, but if I lose > this data I will kick myself, hard. Unfortunately I don't have enough > storage space anywhere else to do a full backup... > > my vinum config is this: > > drive d1 device /dev/ad2s1e > drive d2 device /dev/ad3s1e > volume tank > plex org concat > sd length 0 drive d1 > sd length 0 drive d2
This isn't important. > To complicate matters, I wish to add another drive, but from what I > understand I cannot add another drive without reformatting all of > them, correct? Incorrect. It's always better to make a backup, and there's always the danger that something will go wrong when you rebuild hardware, but basically this is what you need to do: 1. Put the disks in the system, anywhere. 2. Start the system. 3. Start Vinum. Your data should be found automatically. It's a good idea to do an fsck -n on the data to make sure it's OK. Make sure you use the -n option; if you do find a way to confuse Vinum, it will be very confused, and you don't want to write anything back to the volume until you're sure Vinum knows what it's doing. 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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