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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)

14.  RAID-5 Volumes (Overview)

15.  RAID-5 Volumes (Tasks)

RAID-5 Volumes (Task Map)

Creating RAID-5 Volumes

How to Create a RAID-5 Volume

Maintaining RAID-5 Volumes

How to Check the Status of a RAID-5 Volume

How to Expand a RAID-5 Volume

How to Enable a Component in a RAID-5 Volume

How to Replace a Component in a RAID-5 Volume

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 RAID-5 Volumes


Caution - Do not create volumes larger than 1 Tbyte if you expect to run the Solaris software with a 32-bit kernel or if you expect to use a version of the Solaris OS prior to the Solaris 9 4/03 release. See Overview of Multi-Terabyte Support in Solaris Volume Manager for more information about large volume support in Solaris Volume Manager.

How to Create a RAID-5 Volume

Before You Begin

Check Prerequisites for Creating Solaris Volume Manager Components and Background Information for Creating RAID-5 Volumes.

Example 15-1 Creating a RAID-5 Volume of Three Slices

In this example, the RAID-5 volume d45 is created with the -r option from 3 slices. Because no interlace value is specified, d45 uses the default of 16 Kbytes. The system verifies that the RAID-5 volume has been set up and begins initializing the volume.

You must wait for the initialization to finish before you can use the RAID-5 volume.

# metainit d45 -r c2t3d0s2 c3t0d0s2 c4t0d0s2
d45: RAID is setup
See Also

To prepare the newly created RAID-5 volume for a file system, see Chapter 18, Creating UFS, TMPFS, and LOFS File Systems (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems. Some applications, such as a database, do not use a file system. These applications instead use the raw volume. The application must have its own way of recognizing the volume.

To associate a hot spare pool with a RAID-5 volume, see How to Associate a Hot Spare Pool With a Volume.