[rescue] Solaris filesystem overview, comparison to HP/IBM

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Mon May 22 13:59:16 CDT 2006

" From: velociraptor <velociraptor at gmail.com>
" Another point of difference betwee DiskSuite/Sun LVM and Veritas:
" Veritas is a disk-based LVM--you give it whole devices, which can then
" be sliced up.  With DiskSuite, you can give a single slice of the disk
" to the LVM, and use the rest just as you would normally.
" This can be useful if, say, you want to mirror the root disk, and it
" happens to be smaller than the second disk in the machine.  You could
" accomplish the same thing with Veritas, but the remainder of the
" second disk would have to be handled as a "soft" partition; with
" DiskSuite, you could just create a normal partition and newfs it.

exactly what i did on my old sparc2 with 2.6, although my disks were
identical.  i mirrored /, which had everything but /var and /export.
unmirrored swap on both disks, then /var on one and /export on the

the $DEITIES were really watching when the one that failed wasn't the
one with my home dir.
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