Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide

ProcedureHow to Expand a RAID 1 Volume

  1. Make sure that you have root privilege and that you have a current backup of all data.

  2. Read Background Information for RAID 1 Volumes.

  3. Use one of the following methods to expand a mirror.

    • From the Enhanced Storage tool within the Solaris Management Console, open the Volumes node, choose the mirror, then choose Action->Properties and click the Submirrors tab. Follow the instructions on screen. For more information, see the online help.

    • Use the metattach command to attach additional slices to each submirror. For example, to attach a component to a submirror, use the following:

      # metattach submirror component

      Each submirror in a mirror must be expanded. See the metattach(1M) man page for more information.

Example 11–16 Expanding a Two-Way Mirror That Contains a Mounted File System

# metastat
d8: Mirror
    Submirror 0: d9
      State: Okay        
    Submirror 1: d10
      State: Okay        
# metattach d9 c0t2d0s5
d9: component is attached
# metattach d10 c0t3d0s5
d10: component is attached

This example shows how to expand a mirrored mounted file system by concatenating two disk drives to the mirror's two submirrors. The mirror is named d8 and contains two submirrors named d9 and d10.

See Also

For a UFS, run the growfs(1M) command on the mirror volume. See How to Expand a File System.

An application, such as a database, that uses the raw volume must have its own way of growing the added space.