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

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)

Soft Partitions (Task Map)

Creating Soft Partitions

How to Create a Soft Partition

Maintaining Soft Partitions

How to Check the Status of a Soft Partition

How to Expand a Soft Partition

How to Remove a Soft Partition

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


Creating Soft Partitions

How to Create a Soft Partition

Before You Begin

Check the Configuration Guidelines for Soft Partitions.

Example 13-1 Creating a Soft Partition

In the following example, a 4-Gbyte soft partition called d20 is created on c1t3d0s2.

# metainit d20 -p c1t3d0s2 4g

Example 13-2 Taking a Whole Disk for Soft Partitions

The following example creates a soft partition and formats disk c1t2d0. This action destroys any data on that disk and creates a new soft partition on slice 0.

# metainit d7 -p -e c1t2d0 1G