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Boot Disk Management: A Guide for the Solaris™ Operating Environment by David Deeths, John S. Howard

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Reference Configuration Variations

Obviously, the four-disk reference configuration described here is not ideal for all situations. The ideal environment for such a reference configuration is an enterprise-level computing environment with high-availability expectations. However, you can easily modify the reference configuration to meet a number of needs. In low- or medium-scale environments, or environments with less of an availability concern, the additional cost of a second root mirror, hot spare disk, or contingency disk may not justify the gain in availability. The following paragraphs describe the pros and cons of several variations of this design. Note that it is still a good idea to follow the procedures and suggestions in the rest of ...

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