Creating Mirror

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems AIX Creating Mirror
# 1  
Old 09-20-2011
Creating Mirror

Good afternoon all,

I'm sorry if this is a total n00b question but if you create a mirrored disk (rootvg (approx. 30 GB) - AIX 6.1 on a P520), will there be any impact to the production system as it's syncronizing? The boss thinks there will be too much impact to do this during working hours.


Last edited by Spellbound; 09-20-2011 at 04:01 PM..
# 2  
Old 09-20-2011
There are some minor overheads but it would be nothing if you go with stability and reliability
This User Gave Thanks to For This Post:
# 3  
Old 09-20-2011
Cheers! That's what I though and what I have found on the Interwebs, but couldn't find anything rock solid to prove it with.
# 4  
Old 09-20-2011
RAID Hardware controllers might offer slight or significant performance ( it depend on the underlying algorithm that drive the controller ) when it comes to mirroring and stripping data across disks over pure SW RAID and LVM solutions.
RAID Controllers comes with extra cost.
# 5  
Old 09-20-2011
It's HW RAID, so I figure I'm probably good Smilie
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

8 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Solaris

Need help in creating script for disk mirror and backup

Hi, I am very new to scripting. I need to create a script which does following. Scenario: First get the format command output echo | format Insert the new disk to Solaris Server Get Zpool status format the new disk ( Here I need to select the new disk which have been inserted, I do... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: praveensharma21
1 Replies

2. Homework & Coursework Questions

Creating a .profile, displaying system variables, and creating an alias

Use and complete the template provided. The entire template must be completed. If you don't, your post may be deleted! 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data: Here is what I am supposed to do, word for word from my assignment page: 1. Create/modify and print a... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Jagst3r21
2 Replies

3. HP-UX

What is the difference between DRD and Root Mirror Disk using LVM mirror ?

what is the difference between DRD and Root Mirror Disk using LVM mirror ? (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: maxim42
3 Replies

4. AIX

Mirror lg_dumplv?

IBM recommend not to mirror the dump lv, I am assuming they are referring to mirroring as part of rootvg for example. What if I moved the primary dump device to an external SAN disk and mirrored it at a SAN level? I'm not even sure why they advise to not mirror it, but does anybody have any... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Omaran
3 Replies

5. Solaris

What is mirror and sub mirror in RAID -1 SVM

Hi , I am new to SVM .when i try to learn RAID 1 , first they are creating two RAID 0 strips through metainit d51 1 1 c0t0d0s2 metainit d52 1 1 c1t0d0s2 In the next step metainit d50 -m d51 d50: Mirror is setup next step is metaattach d50 d52 d50 : submirror d52 is... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: vr_mari
7 Replies

6. Solaris

ZFS Mirror versus Hardware Mirror

I've looked a little but haven't found a solid answer, assuming there is one. What's better, hardware mirroring or ZFS mirroring? Common practice for us was to use the raid controllers on the Sun x86 servers. Now we've been using ZFS mirroring since U6. Any performance difference? Any other... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Lespaul20
3 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

help needed with creating challenging bash script with creating directories

Hi, Can someone help me with creating a bash shell script. I need to create a script that gets a positive number n as an argument. The script must create n directories in the current directory with names like map_1, map_2 etcetera. Each directory must be contained within its predecessor. So... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: I-1
7 Replies

8. Filesystems, Disks and Memory

Creating a Mirror RAID With Existing Disk

Hi there, I'm not sure if this is possible, but here is what I'd like to do.. I have an existing 160GB drive in my Redhat 9.0 server that I would like to add an additional 160GB drive to and create a mirrored RAID of the first disk to the new disk. I would like to do this without having to... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: sysera
2 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question