[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD software RAID?

Steven Kreuzer skreuzer at f2o.org
Wed Mar 7 15:49:57 EST 2007

On Mar 7, 2007, at 3:37 PM, Jonathan Vanasco wrote:

> Is there a preferred software raid on FreeBSD ?

GEOM - See Chapter 19 of the FreeBSD handbook for additional information

> If so, what is the stability?  The only thing i found is vinum, and
> it seems to be stagnant for the past 3 years.

There are actually two versions of vinum.

"Classic" vinum - which which can do all RAID levels, but not using  
GEOM. It appeared in FreeBSD 5, and it is not considered stable.
  GEOM Vinum - A rewrite of vinum using GEOM. It provides most of of  
functionality of classic, but still seems to be horribly under  

If you are doing RAID-1, take a look at GEOM Mirror, which is  
considered stable enough to run in production. More information can  
be found in Chapter 18.4 of the handbook


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