On 2/7/07, Paul Davis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

For this config, HW RAID is a non-negotiable requirement and SVM cannot
be used to mirror the internal drives. It comes from a historic aversion
toward the old SDS (Disksuite Suite).

You can use soft partitions on top of hardware RAID.  Suppose your
hardware RAID'd disk is visible to the OS as c1t0d0 and you have
slices 6 (many gigabytes) and 7 (<100MB) available:

# Create the metadatabases
metadb -a -c 3 -f c1t0d0s7
# Create 30 soft partitions, 500 MB each
i=1000; while [ $i -lt 1030 ] ; do
   metainit d$i -p c1t0d0s6 500m
   newfs /dev/md/rdsk/d$i
   i=`expr $i + 1`

Mike Gerdts
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