JavaScript is required to for searching.
Skip Navigation Links
Exit Print View
System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
search filter icon
search icon

Document Information


1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview/Tasks)

2.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

3.  Managing Devices (Tasks)

4.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

5.  Managing USB Devices (Tasks)

6.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

7.  Managing Disks (Overview)

What's New in Disk Management?

Advanced Format Disk Support

Where to Find Disk Management Tasks

Overview of Disk Management

Disk Terminology

About Disk Labels

EFI (GPT) Disk Label

Comparison of the EFI Label and the VTOC Label

Restrictions of the EFI Disk Label

x86: Support for EFI-Labeled Disks

Managing Disks With EFI Labels

Troubleshooting Problems With EFI Disk Labels

About Disk Slices

Using Raw Data Slices

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

8.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

9.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

10.  SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

11.  x86: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

12.  Configuring Oracle Solaris iSCSI Targets (Tasks)

13.  The format Utility (Reference)

14.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

15.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

16.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

17.  Checking UFS File System Consistency (Tasks)

18.  UFS File System (Reference)

19.  Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems (Overview/Tasks)

20.  Using UFS Snapshots (Tasks)

21.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

22.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)

23.  UFS Backup and Restore Commands (Reference)


Chapter 7

Managing Disks (Overview)

This chapter provides overview information about Oracle Solaris disk slices and introduces the format utility.

This is a list of overview information in this chapter:

For instructions on how to add a disk to your system, see Chapter 10, SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks) or x86: Setting Up Disks for ZFS File Systems (Task Map).