On Wednesday,  4 February 2004 at 19:52:03 +0100, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> 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.

Correct.  From the man page:

             The resetconfig command completely obliterates the vinum configu-
             ration on a system.  Use this command only when you want to com-
             pletely delete the configuration. 

I'm completely baffled that people want to use this command so much.
The correct sequence is to remove the drive, replace it with something
else with a Vinum partition, and then start the defective objects.

It depends on the volume structures as to whether the data can still
be recovered.

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