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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems     Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library
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About This Book

1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview)

2.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

3.  Accessing Removable Media (Tasks)

4.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

5.  Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks)

6.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

7.  Using USB Devices (Overview)

8.  Using USB Devices (Tasks)

9.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

10.  Managing Disks (Overview)

What's New in Disk Management?

The diskinfo Command

Multiple Disk Sector Size Support

Two-Terabyte Disk Support for Installing and Booting the Oracle Solaris OS

iSNS Support in the Solaris iSCSI Target and Initiator

Solaris iSCSI Target Support

x86: Disk Management in the GRUB Boot Environment

Support for SCSI Disks That are Larger Than 2 Terabytes

Where to Find Disk Management Tasks

Overview of Disk Management

Disk Terminology

About Disk Labels

EFI Disk Label

Comparison of the EFI Label and the VTOC Label

Restrictions of the EFI Disk Label

Support for EFI-Labeled Disks on x86 Systems

Installing a System With an EFI-Labeled Disk

Managing Disks With EFI Disks Labels

Troubleshooting Problems With EFI Disk Labels

About Disk Slices

Disk Slices

Using Raw Data Slices

Slice Arrangements on Multiple Disks

Determining Which Slices to Use for UFS File Systems

format Utility

When to Use the format Utility

Guidelines for Using the format Utility

Formatting a Disk

Partitioning a Disk

Partition Table Terminology

Displaying Partition Table Information

Using the Free Hog Slice

11.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

12.  SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

13.  x86: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

14.  Configuring Oracle Solaris iSCSI Targets and Initiators (Tasks)

15.  The format Utility (Reference)

16.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

17.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

18.  Using The CacheFS File System (Tasks)

19.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

20.  Checking UFS File System Consistency (Tasks)

21.  UFS File System (Reference)

22.  Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems (Overview)

23.  Backing Up UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

24.  Using UFS Snapshots (Tasks)

25.  Restoring UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

26.  UFS Backup and Restore Commands (Reference)

27.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

28.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


Where to Find Disk Management Tasks

Use these references to find step-by-step instructions for managing disks.

Disk Management Task
For More Information
Format a disk and examine a disk label.
Add a new disk to a SPARC system.
Add a new disk to an x86 system.
Hot-plug a SCSI or PCI disk.