Subject: Re: VPS mailing list, BSD interest?
To: Brian Buhrow <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/02/1996 01:26:37
At 12:06 PM 10/1/96 -0700, Brian Buhrow wrote:
>	From my perspective as an administrator of systems which use both types 
>of virtual disk drivers, I have to say that I like the NetBSD way of
>keeping the configuration file in a flat text file much better.  Veritos is
>powerful, but it doesn't auto-recover from failed disks, and it is very
>hard to manage its configuration information precisely because it is stored
>on distributed areas of disks which are unreachable by mere mortals living
>on FFS filesystems.  

How about storing the data in a private section of the disk, and being able
to export the data into a flat file, human readable? Then also being
able to parse the output file and restore it onto the disk?

I mean, the mount command on some (all?) systems can generate an fstab.
Why not the virtual disk device?
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