so I had set up a rudimentary vinum configuration. I eventually rebooted the
machine to make sure everything came up again correctly. It did, but it also
picked up a couple of old drives and volumes that I had previously used for
testing. "vinum l" now yields:
D alpha State: up /dev/da0a A: 17244/488 MB
D backup_a_1 State: up /dev/ad1s1b A: 31/19531 MB (0%)
D backup_a_2 State: up /dev/ad0s1a A: 39/19539 MB (0%)
D beta State: referenced unknown A: 0/0 MB
V test State: up Plexes: 2 Size: 10 MB
V test3 State: up Plexes: 1 Size: 20 MB
V backup_a State: up Plexes: 2 Size: 19 GB
P test.p0 C State: up Subdisks: 1 Size: 10 MB
P test.p1 C State: faulty Subdisks: 1 Size: 10 MB
P test3.p0 C State: up Subdisks: 1 Size: 20 MB
P backup_a.p0 C State: up Subdisks: 1 Size: 19 GB
P backup_a.p1 C State: up Subdisks: 1 Size: 19 GB
S test2.p0.s0 State: up D: alpha Size: 10 MB
S test2.p1.s0 State: crashed D: beta Size: 10 MB
S test3.p0.s0 State: up D: alpha Size: 20 MB
S backup_a.p0.s0 State: up D: backup_a_1 Size: 19 GB
S backup_a.p1.s0 State: up D: backup_a_2 Size: 19 GB
The drives 'alpha' and 'beta', along with volumes 'test' and 'test3' are old
remnants. The question now is - how do I correctly and safely purge them from
my vinum configuration?
scode-whitestar# vinum stop test
scode-whitestar# vinum stop test3
scode-whitestar# vinum rm -r test
Can't remove test: Device busy (16)
As I interpret the manpage, the use of '-f' should not be required. And
indeed, I assume that '-f' should never be needed unless in extreme cases?
In any case. At the moment my vinum configuration *is* expendable since I have
not stored any data on any of the volumes yet, however I want to know how to
do this correctly so that I can do it on a live system in the future.
Btw, after 'vinum stop', the volumes state show as 'down'. But after an
attempted rm -r, they go back to state 'up' (both test and test3, even though
I only try to remove test).
/ Peter Schuller, InfiDyne Technologies HB
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