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Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: May 2019

Creating a RAID-Z Storage Pool

To create a storage pool with a RAID-Z configuration, use one of the RAID-Z keywords depending on the parity that you want for the pool:

  • raidz or raidz1 for single-parity configuration.

  • raidz2 for double-parity configuration.

  • raidz3 for triple-parity configuration.

To create multiple RAID-Z top level virtual devices, repeat the keyword on the command line. The following command creates a pool rdpool with one top-level virtual device. The virtual device is a triple-parity RAID-Z configuration that consists of nine disks.

zpool create rdpool raidz3 c0t0d0 c1t0d0 c2t0d0 c3t0d0 c4t0d0 \ c5t0d0 c6t0d0 c7t0d0 c8t0d0

For an example of how to configure ZFS with a RAID-Z storage pool, see Example 2, Configuring a RAID-Z ZFS File System.

You can perform the following operations on ZFS RAID-Z configurations:

You cannot perform the following operations on a RAID-Z configuration:

  • Attach an additional disk.

  • Detach a disk, except when you are replacing it with a spare disk, or when you need to detach a spare disk.

  • Remove a device that is not a log device or a cache device.