8. Managing Disks

This chapter discusses all of the basic concepts for managing disks in the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). It covers the following:

Definition of a device driver and other disk-related terminology and how devices (specifically, disks) are managed in the Solaris OS

How EFI-labeled disks are different from VTOC-labeled disks, including details about the advantages and disadvantages of using EFI labels

Details on the default contents of different slices on a disk

How to use theformat utility to identify disks connected to the system, format a disk, create slices, label a disk (EFI or VTOC), recover a corrupted disk label, and identify and repair the defective sectors on the disk.

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