thanx Greg. like your book. hope there will be another edition. Does all this mean that if I don't have ~133kb available for Vinum in the beginning of the disk before my first ( root ) partition, I can't use Vinum on that disk ? or would it write half of the configuration in that first 60kb and the rest in whatever other freespace I have ? I admit this sounds like a joke :).
thanx again. On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: > On Thursday, 22 April 2004 at 11:32:22 -0400, synrat wrote: > > > > does vinum configuration need to be located > > in the beginning of the drive after bootstrap or > > is it possible to store at the end of the drive ? > > Currently it must be at the beginning of a drive. > > > the reason I ask is I only have 60kb available in the beginining and > > the first partition is /. I should be able to shrink swap, which is > > at the end of the drive, but I'm not sure I understand how vinum > > stores it's configuration. Does there need to be a separate > > partition for vinum that has at least enough space for > > configuration, which doesn't overlap with anything else ? > > No, it's part of the drive. In Vinum terminology, a "drive" is a disk > partition, the same one on which the subdisks are stored. > > > Is the rest of vinum partition supposed to overlap with everything > > that I want to configure as a plex ( I'm talking about mirroring > > exisiting partitions ) Or should there be 2 different vinum > > partitions, one for configuration and another one for plexes ? > > I'd suggest you take a look at the documentation at > http://www.vinumvm.org/cfbsd/vinum.pdf. It should clarify a number of > things. > > And yes, in retrospect it was a bad idea to put the configuration at > the front of the drive. > > 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. > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"