By user12625760 on Aug 31, 2006
The new server arrived and like a good geek I stayed up late last night putting it together and loading the Solaris Operating System on it. So far I've not got that far. A base install with mirrored root file system, plus a second boot environment for live upgrade and the rest of the disk(s) are there for real data on ZFS.
Laying out the disks was harder than it should have been due to me wanting to put all the non ZFS bits at the end of the disk not the beginning so that when we have a complete ZFS on root solution I can delete the two root mirrors and allow ZFS to grow over the whole drive. So on the disks the vtoc looks like this:
Part Tag Flag Cylinders Size Blocks 0 unassigned wm 37368 - 38642 9.77GB (1275/0/0) 20482875 1 unassigned wu 0 0 (0/0/0) 0 2 backup wm 0 - 38909 298.07GB (38910/0/0) 625089150 3 unassigned wu 0 0 (0/0/0) 0 4 root wu 36093 - 37367 9.77GB (1275/0/0) 20482875 5 unassigned wu 38643 - 38645 23.53MB (3/0/0) 48195 6 unassigned wu 38646 - 38909 2.02GB (264/0/0) 4241160 7 home wm 3 - 36092 276.46GB (36090/0/0) 579785850 8 boot wu 0 - 0 7.84MB (1/0/0) 16065 9 alternates wu 1 - 2 15.69MB (2/0/0) 32130
Which looks even worse than it really is. On the disk starting at the lowest LBA I have:
The boot blocks on slice 8
Then alternates on slice 9 (format just gives you these for “free”)
The Zpool on slice 7
The second boot environment on slice 4
The first boot environment on slice 0
The metadbs on slice 5
A dump device on slice 6
All the partitions, except the dump device are mirrored onto the other disk so both drives have the same vtoc. As you can see I can grow the zpool over both boot blocks and the metadbs when ZFS on root is completely here.
The next thing to do will be SAMBA.