Did you ever find a solution to the terabyte limit problem you reported last
year on FreeBSD.Questions (09/06/2003 and 01/12/2004).

I'm having exactly the same problem. I've got eight Maxtor 250GB SATA drives
ganged together into one big RAID5 volume with a net size of 1636GB.
Everything is fine until "newfs -U -O2 /dev/vinum/..." gives the "can't read
old UFS1 superblock" error. I'm using FreeBSD 5.2.1 csvup'd to REL_ENG_5_2
in mid June 2004.


Richard Holmes
Lambda Software Development
Rocklin, CA
(916) 390-2057 (cell)
[EMAIL PROTECTED] (soon to be discontinued)

P.S. I've also been having some other problems with vinum. "vinum
resetconfig" doesn't always wipe out all of the vinum drives and seems to
not reliably erase the vinum database from all of the drives. After
resetconfig, "vinum list" may show one or two drives remaining. To get rid
of them all, I need to do multiple cycles of "vinum rm -f -r", "vinum stop"
and "vinum start".

Have also had problems with empty vinum volumes being corrupted after reboot
(remember "newfs" failed, so nothing was ever written to the volume). After
successfully creating and initializing the vinum RAID5 volume, I "stop" it,
then reboot. After reboot, vinum insists on reinitializing the entire volume
(an 8 hour process).

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