As with physical slices, volumes have logical names that appear in the file system. Logical volume names have entries in the /dev/md/dsk directory for block devices and the /dev/md/rdsk directory for raw devices. Instead of specifying the full volume name, such as /dev/md/dsk/volume-name, you can often use an abbreviated volume name, such as d1, with any meta* command. You can generally rename a volume, as long as the volume is not currently being used and the new name is not being used by another volume. For more information, see Exchanging Volume Names.
Originally, volume names had to begin with the letter “d” followed by a number (for example, d0). This format is still acceptable. The following are examples of volume names that use the “d*” naming construct:
Block volume d0
Block volume d1
Raw volume d126
Raw volume d127
Use ranges for each type of volume. For example, assign numbers 0–20 for RAID-1 volumes, 21–40 for RAID-0 volumes, and so on.
Use a naming relationship for mirrors. For example, name mirrors with a number that ends in zero (0), and submirrors that end in one (1), two (2), and so on. For example, you might name mirrors as follows: mirror d10, submirrors d11 and d12; mirror d20, submirrors d21, d22, d23, and d24.
Use a naming method that maps the slice number and disk number to volume numbers.