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: resetconfig 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. 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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