On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 07:41:48PM +0100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > I'm running FreeBSD 4.8 on a system with 5 HDD's. ad0 is to be removed > from the system. ad1, ad2 and ad3 contain my vinum drives. FreeBSD resides > on the last disk (da0). > > Can anyone tell me if the following procedure is the right way to do it? > 1. physically remove ad0 > 2. vinum resetconfig > 3. change drivenumbers in vinum.conf > 4. run vinum with the new configfile
As far as my (limited) vinum knowledge goes, you really don't need to do a resetconfig. Vinum writes the configuration to the disk and reads the information from it. I think it will be able to cope with a missing disk by itself because the label on it has not changed; on what is now /dev/ad1s1h vinum has stored the fact that this vinum drive is labeled 'a', and even if the freebsd device node changes names, vinum will still know that the then /dev/ad0s1h is labeled 'a'. Unfortunately this is only my understanding and I haven't yet needed to do such an operation for real. YMMV. --Stijn -- The right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. This means that only left handed people are in their right mind.
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