VENTI.CONF(6)                                       VENTI.CONF(6)

     NAME
          venti.conf  - a venti configuration file

     DESCRIPTION
          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 formatted with fmtarenas or fmtisect (see
          venti-fmt(8)). In particular, by changing the configuration
          a component can be copied to a different file.

          The configuration file consists of lines in the form
          described below.  Lines starting with # are comments.

          index name
               Names the index for the system.

          arenas file
               File contains a collection of arenas, formatted using
               fmtarenas.

          isect file
               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 param-
          eters for the venti server itself.  These are:

          mem cachesize

          bcmem blockcachesize

          icmem indexcachesize

          addr ventiaddress

          httpaddr httpaddress

          queuewrites
               See venti(8) for descriptions of these variables.

     EXAMPLE
          # a sample venti configuration file

     VENTI.CONF(6)                                       VENTI.CONF(6)

          #
          # 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
          #    venti/venti

          # the name of the index
          index main

          # the index sections
          isect /tmp/disks/isect0
          isect /tmp/disks/isect1

          # the arenas
          arenas /tmp/disks/arenas

     SEE ALSO
          fs(3), venti(8), venti-fmt(8)