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Date:      Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:13:32 -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:  <201312021213320528.00673D5F@smtp.24cl.home>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1312011016490.5791@wonkity.com>
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On 12/1/2013 at 10:21 AM Warren Block wrote:

|On Sun, 1 Dec 2013, Mike. wrote:
|
|> On 11/30/2013 at 2:17 PM Warren Block wrote:
|[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'?
|
|It means mirroring an entire disk, including boot blocks and
metadata, 
|rather than just parts of it like partitions or filesystems.
|
|I'll work on rewriting that paragraph for clarity.
 =============

I noticed a change in the wording this morning.  :)


My understanding is that MBR can be used with drives only up to
and including 2TB in size.  So if I use MBR, the maximum drive
size I could use would be 2TB.  Is that correct?








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