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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) How to Migrate Soft Partitions from RAID-0 to RAID-1 while Preserving Data (Doc ID 1004963.1)

Last updated on MAY 08, 2024

Applies to:

Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2.1 to 4.2.1 [Release 4.0]
Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.11 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)


In the following example, multiple soft partitions are created from a single metadevice using Solaris Volume Manager (SVM).  We now have the requirement to mirror the existing data.  The problem is that you cannot use soft partitions directly as submirrors. If you try, the command will fail with the following error.

 This document shows how to work around this problem with minimal downtime while preserving all data on the soft partitions. 


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