Converting filesystems to virtual disks
A traditional filesystem exists as a physical disk division.
Because virtual disks provide more
flexible storage than divisions,
consider converting all your filesystem divisions to virtual
disks. Once you have converted a division to a virtual disk, it will no
longer be accessible via the divisions device nodes. It will be accessible
via the virtual disk device nodes.
To migrate from a system based on divisions to virtual disks, unmount the filesystems on the division that you wish to convert, then create a simple virtual disk for each division using the Virtual Disk Manager, as described in ``Adding virtual disks''. Allocate the division to the virtual disk, as described in ``Allocating or modifying disk pieces''. The division will be deleted automatically once the virtual disk is assigned to it.
When the filesystem is in a simple virtual disk configuration, migration to other array configurations can be done without taking the disk offline. The division should not be accessed while it is migrated.
For your existing divisions: