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Date:      Sun, 01 Dec 2013 11:21:58 -0500
From:      "Mike." <the.lists@mgm51.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: gmirror, gpart and MBR vs GPT in the Handbook
Message-ID:  <201312011121580096.005D00FB@smtp.24cl.home>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1311301352140.99113@wonkity.com>
References:  <201311301303210813.05DE187E@smtp.24cl.home> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1311301352140.99113@wonkity.com>

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On 11/30/2013 at 2:17 PM Warren Block wrote:

|On Sat, 30 Nov 2013, Mike. wrote:
|
| [snip]
|
|> Is there a specific reason why MBR was used in the Handbook
|> example for creating a mirror, instead of GPT?
|
|Yes, there was, see the last paragraph of the Metadata Issues 
|subsection, 
|http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/geom-m
irror.html#geom-mirror-metadata
|
|[snip]
 =============


A question about the wording of that paragraph.  The second
sentence states:

"Because GPT partition schemes also store metadata at the end of
the disk, mirroring full GPT disks with gmirror(8) is not
recommended."


The word "full" is ambiguous.  Is it to mean, "full" as in 'full
of data', or "full" as in 'the entire disk'?


Thanks.












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