On Wednesday, 11 February 2004 at 19:30:52 -0800, Micheas Herman wrote: > On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 17:02, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: >> 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. > > Just a guess (arm chair psychology of users), but I suspect it > is because they are thinking that they need to "re-setup" their > drive. > > Maybe deleteconfig would be a more self documenting flag.
Hmm, maybe. I'll think about this. 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 Note: I discard all HTML mail unseen. Finger [EMAIL PROTECTED] for PGP public key. See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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