The Vinum Volume Manager is a block device driver which implements virtual disk drives. It isolates disk hardware from the block device interface and maps data in ways which result in an increase in flexibility, performance and reliability compared to the traditional slice view of disk storage. Vinum implements the RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5 models, both individually and in combination.

Primary developer is Greg "grog" Lehey, and primary (currently only) platform is FreeBSD.

Abbreviation: vin.

This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine and pharmacy, means "wine".

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Vi"num (?), n.; pl. Vina (#). [L. See Wine.]

Wine, -- chiefly used in Pharmacy in the name of solutions of some medicinal substance in wine; as: vina medicata, medicated wines; vinum opii, wine of opium.


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