Solaris 10 10/08 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade

RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors)

A RAID-1 volume, or mirror, is a volume that maintains identical copies of the data in RAID-0 volumes (single-slice concatenations). After you configure a RAID-1 volume, the volume can be used just as if it were a physical slice. You can duplicate any file system, including existing file systems. You can also use a RAID-1 volume for any application, such as a database.

Using RAID-1 volumes to mirror file systems has advantages and disadvantages:


For More Information 

Planning for RAID-1 volumes 

RAID-1 and RAID-0 Volume Requirements and Guidelines

Detailed information about RAID-1 volumes 

Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide