On Thu, 11 Dec 2003, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> > 3) Is there some fine manual around, that could be used as a
> >    starting point for reading? (I had a look at at my copy of
> >    "The Complete FreeBSD", but I guess I wouldn't ask these
> >    questions, if I had understood it.)
> Maybe it would be a good start to say what you didn't understand in
> the book.  That way I can fix it for other people too.
Please bear in mind some problems might be caused by the simple
fact that English isn't my native language -  you can't do too
much about that.
But generally I would say, it is a good idea to start with some
simple working example, not with a list of all features and the
stuff about stripes, volumes, plexes, organization, perfomance
and what might be the differences to some kinds of RAID systems.

Once the reader has got a general idea what can be done, it
makes sense to discuss tuning and optimization.
I don't think it would do any harm to proceed this way, because
one needs to experiment and test things like these, before one
starts using them in a production enviroment.

Also it might be interesting for you to know, why I am asking
about vinum: It is quite clear, that our school's samba server
will sooner or later run out of disk space because of its growing
profiles and home directories. We are frequently short of money,
so I wouldn't like to buy new harddisks. But we know some people
who are willing to donate old, though still good quality



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