On Saturday, 20 March 2004 at 22:00:09 +0000, Lewis Thompson wrote: > Hi, > > I might be lying to you with my answers. I'm hoping Greg Lehey or some > other Vinum hacker will point anything I get wrong out though :)
Heh. You could have waited for me to wake up :-) > On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 01:23:53PM -0800, Evan Sayer wrote: >> I have a question about how vinum effects access to file systems. When >> i have a vinum volume on a drive which contains the file system /usr, >> which is being mirrored to another volume on another drive, are the >> contents of /usr encompassed in the volume (like a partition) or is > > /usr is generally partition e on the slice (at least it is on my > machine). This means you can set up two Vinum drives using, for > example, ad0s1e. Well, no, that's the /usr slice. Is that what you meant to say? > That way you will be able to mount either disk. I think you may have misunderstood the question. I think that Evan is misunderstanding how Vinum works, and he wants to overlay an existing /usr slice under Vinum. There's a description of how to do that at http://www.vinumvm.org/cfbsd/vinum.pdf. >> If i do this will i be able to access all the files on the first >> hard drive as though it was just a regular partition. Well, you can't access files on a partition. You access files from a file system, whether it's on a partition, a Vinum volume or elsewhere (vnode device, for example). That's the purpose of mount. Once you have mounted your file system, it doesn't make much difference where it's stored. Greg -- 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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