VENTI.CONF(6)VENTI.CONF(6)NAMEventi.conf - a venti configuration file
A venti configuration file enumerates the various index sections and
arenas that constitute a venti system. The components are indicated by
the name of the file, typically a disk partition, in which they reside.
The configuration file is the only location that file names are used.
Internally, venti uses the names assigned when the components were for‐
matted with fmtarenas or fmtisect (see venti-fmt(8)). In particular,
by changing the configuration a component can be copied to a different
The configuration file consists of lines in the form described below.
Lines starting with # are comments.
Names the index for the system.
File contains a collection of arenas, formatted using fmtarenas.
File contains an index section, formatted using fmtisect.
After formatting a venti system using fmtindex, the order of arenas and
index sections should not be changed. Additional arenas can be
appended to the configuration.
The configuration file optionally holds configuration parameters for
the venti server itself. These are:
See venti(8) for descriptions of these variables.
# a sample venti configuration file
# formatted with
# venti/fmtarenas arena. /tmp/disks/arenas
# venti/fmtisect isect0 /tmp/disks/isect0
# venti/fmtisect isect1 /tmp/disks/isect1
# venti/fmtindex venti.conf
# server is started with
# the name of the index
# the index sections
# the arenas
SEE ALSOfs(3), venti(8), venti-fmt(8)VENTI.CONF(6)