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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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Virtual File Systems

Virtual disk management systems let you use physical disks in different ways that are not supported by the standard Solaris file systems. The following sections summarize these advantages and describe several techniques to provide virtual file systems.

Advantages of Virtual Disk Management Systems

A virtual disk management system can overcome disk capacity and architecture limitations and improve performance and reliability. In addition, manageability is enhanced by the use of a graphical management tool.

Overcoming Disk Limitations

Virtual disk management systems allow partitions on multiple disks to be combined and treated as a single partition. Not only can file systems be larger than the largest available physical disks, ...

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