System Administration Guide
Chapter 8, Administering virtual disks

Creating a RAID 53 virtual disk array

Creating a RAID 53 virtual disk array

The following procedure creates a RAID 53 (striped array of arrays) virtual disk configuration using previously configured RAID 5 virtual disk arrays for its pieces. See ``Striped array of arrays (RAID 53)'' for more information about this type of array.

  1. Configure two or more RAID 5 virtual disk arrays using the Virtual Disk Manager.

  2. Restore parity on each RAID 5 array.

    WARNING: Do not create any filesystems at this stage.

  3. Select New from the Disk menu, and choose to add a RAID 53 array.

  4. Select the RAID 5 arrays that you created in step 1 for the pieces of the RAID 53 array.

  5. The Virtual Disk Manager prompts you to create a filesystem on the new array.

  6. Exit from the Virtual Disk Manager.

  7. Use the Filesystem Manager to configure the filesystem's mount point and mount options.
Your RAID 53 array is now online and ready for use.