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Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide
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1.  Getting Started With Solaris Volume Manager

Solaris Volume Manager Roadmap--What's New

Solaris Volume Manager Roadmap--Storage Capacity

Solaris Volume Manager Roadmap--Availability

Solaris Volume Manager Roadmap--I/O Performance

Solaris Volume Manager Roadmap--Administration

Solaris Volume Manager Roadmap--Troubleshooting

2.  Storage Management Concepts

3.  Solaris Volume Manager Overview

4.  Solaris Volume Manager for Sun Cluster (Overview)

5.  Configuring and Using Solaris Volume Manager (Scenario)

6.  State Database (Overview)

7.  State Database (Tasks)

8.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Overview)

9.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Tasks)

10.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Overview)

11.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Tasks)

12.  Soft Partitions (Overview)

13.  Soft Partitions (Tasks)

14.  RAID-5 Volumes (Overview)

15.  RAID-5 Volumes (Tasks)

16.  Hot Spare Pools (Overview)

17.  Hot Spare Pools (Tasks)

18.  Disk Sets (Overview)

19.  Disk Sets (Tasks)

20.  Maintaining Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

21.  Best Practices for Solaris Volume Manager

22.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Overview)

23.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Tasks)

24.  Monitoring and Error Reporting (Tasks)

25.  Troubleshooting Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

A.  Important Solaris Volume Manager Files

B.  Solaris Volume Manager Quick Reference

C.  Solaris Volume Manager CIM/WBEM API


Solaris Volume Manager Roadmap—Storage Capacity

For Instructions
Set up storage
Create storage that spans slices by creating a RAID-0 or a RAID-5 volume. The RAID-0 or RAID-5 volume can then be used for a file system or any application, such as a database, that accesses the raw device.
Expand an existing file system
Increase the capacity of an existing file system by creating a RAID-0 (concatenation) volume, then adding additional slices to that volume.
Expand an existing RAID-0 (concatenation or stripe) volume
Expand an existing RAID-0 volume by concatenating additional slices to it.
Expand a RAID-5 volume
Expand the capacity of a RAID-5 volume by concatenating additional slices to it.
Increase the size of a UFS file system on an expanded volume
Expand a file system by using the growfs command to expand the size of a UFS while it is mounted and without disrupting access to the data.
Subdivide slices or logical volumes into smaller partitions, breaking the 8-slice hard partition limit
Subdivide logical volumes or slices by using soft partitions.
Create a file system
Create a file system on a RAID-0 (stripe or concatenation), RAID-1 (mirror), RAID-5, or on a soft partition.