SUMMARY: Using an SDS raid5 partition

From: Christopher L. Barnard <>
Date: Wed Jan 12 2005 - 13:24:33 EST
I asked:

> I am configuring a new system with SDS/LVM/Fred/whatever-Sun-is-calling-
> their-disk-volume-manager-this-week.  I have configured mirrors and stripes
> many times, but this is my first RAID volume.  I have successfully metainit
> d5:
> d5 -r /dev/dsk/c2t8d0s5 /dev/dsk/c2t9d0s5 /dev/dsk/c2t10d0s5 \
>       /dev/dsk/c2t11d0s5 /dev/dsk/c2t12d0s5
> I know that with mirrors of UFS filesystems it is not necessary to newfs
> the /dev/md/dsk partition but with stripes it is.  Guessing that a RAID
> partition is similar, I attempted to newfs /dev/md/dsk/d5.  No joy.
> What is the magic needed to mount and start using the RAID partition?
> Thanks, and I will summarize.

The answer:

chill.  don't be so impatient.  Go out and have a cup of coffee.  Thats a
lot of disk space that SDS has to configure.  Wait until "metastat d5" says
ok before trying to newfs it.  And yes, I was trying to newfs the raw
partition, that was just a typo.

Thanks to all who answered so fast.

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