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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Overall Planning of an Oracle Solaris Installation or Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Oracle Solaris Installation and Upgrade Roadmap

3.  System Requirements, Guidelines, and Upgrade Information

4.  Gathering Information Before an Installation or Upgrade

Part II Understanding Installations Related to ZFS, Booting, Oracle Solaris Zones, and RAID-1 Volumes

5.  ZFS Root File System Installation Planning

6.  SPARC and x86 Based Booting (Overview and Planning)

7.  Upgrading When Oracle Solaris Zones Are Installed on a System

8.  Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors) During Installation (Overview)

Why Use RAID-1 Volumes?

How Do RAID-1 Volumes Work?

Overview of Solaris Volume Manager Components

State Database and State Database Replicas

RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors)

RAID-0 Volumes (Concatenations)

Example of RAID-1 Volume Disk Layout

9.  Creating RAID-1 Volumes (Mirrors) During Installation (Planning)



Why Use RAID-1 Volumes?

During the installation or upgrade, you can create RAID-1 volumes to duplicate your system data over multiple physical disks. By duplicating your data over separate disks, you can protect your data from disk corruption or a disk failure.

The JumpStart and Live Upgrade programs use the Solaris Volume Manager technology to create RAID-1 volumes that mirror a file system. Solaris Volume Manager provides a powerful way to reliably manage your disks and data by using volumes. Solaris Volume Manager enables concatenations, stripes, and other complex configurations. The JumpStart and Live Upgrade installation methods enable a subset of these tasks, such as creating a RAID-1 volume for the root (/) file system. You can create RAID-1 volumes during your installation or upgrade, eliminating the need to create them after the installation. For guidelines, see JumpStart and Live Upgrade Guidelines.