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Date:      Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:17:14 -0500
From:      Janos Dohanics <web@3dresearch.com>
To:        Michael Cardell Widerkrantz <mc@hack.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 9, GPT and gmirror
Message-ID:  <20120210111714.ea903869.web@3dresearch.com>
In-Reply-To: <86sjijbyqk.fsf@totoro.hack.org>
References:  <20120208134259.1da6e837.web@3dresearch.com> <86sjijbyqk.fsf@totoro.hack.org>

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On Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:20:03 +0100
Michael Cardell Widerkrantz <mc@hack.org> wrote:

> Janos Dohanics <web@3dresearch.com>, 2012-02-08 19:42 (+0100):
> 
> > 4. Also, with GPT, one has to be in single user mode to synchronize
> > disks - correct?
> 
> I think the guide you linked to:
> 
>   http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/1071
> 
> meant that you have to be in single user mode until you have edited
> /etc/fstab to point to the mirror, otherwise you wouldn't boot with
> root on the mirror. The synchronization between the disks works fine
> in multi-user mode as well.
> 
> I have two 2 TiB disks in gmirror set up just like that.
> Synchronization was done running in multi-user.

You are right - just removed and then re-inserted a component in one of
the mirrors and the mirror synchronized fine in multi-user mode.
 
-- 
Janos Dohanics



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