PARTITIONS and SLICES Explained - Solaris (Doc ID 269663.1)

Last updated on MARCH 24, 2009

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 11.1.0.7
Sun Solaris x86 (32-bit)
Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
Sun Trusted Solaris (Secure)
Sun Solaris x86-64 (64-bit)
Sun Solaris SPARC (32-bit)
Solaris Operating System x86 (64-bits)
Solaris Operating System x86 (32-bits)
Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-bit)
Solaris Operating System (SPARC 32-bit)

Goal

a) To understand what we mean by Disk Slices.
b) To understand the difference between Slices and Partitions with respect to Sparc and x86 Architecture
c) Raw vs Block interfaces
d) Understanding the Device naming conventions.

Solution

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