Error Code details
Severity: Error 
Component: Volume Manager 
%s: RAID-5 volumes cannot be mirrored

The message is displayed when you mirror a RAID-5 volume. RAID-5 is a volume layout type. Other supported volume layouts are concat, mirror, striped, mirror-striped, and striped-mirror.


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Last Modified: 2012-01-27 01:53:54 PDT
Platform: Solaris 10 (SPARC), Solaris 10 (x86-64)
Release: 5.0MP3

A volume with the RAID-5 layout cannot be mirrored.

  • To create a new mirrored volume, run this command:

    # vxassist -g disk_group_name make volume_name size layout=mirror
  • To create a mirror for the existing volume, run this command:

    # vxassist -g disk_group_name mirror volume_name


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