A mirrored volume provides data redundancy by containing more than one copy of its data. Each copy (or mirror) is stored on different disks from the original copy of the volume and from other mirrors. Mirroring a volume ensures that its data is not lost if a disk in one of its component mirrors fails.
If you specify layout=mirror, vxassist determines the best layout for the mirrored volume. Because the advantages of the layouts are related to the size of the volume, vxassist selects the layout based on the size of the volume. For smaller volumes, vxassist uses the simpler mirrored concatenated (mirror-concat) layout. For larger volumes, vxassist uses the more complex concatenated mirror (concat-mirror) layout. The attribute stripe-mirror-col-split-trigger-pt controls the selection. Volumes that are smaller than stripe-mirror-col-split-trigger-pt are created as mirror-concat, and volumes that are larger are created as concat-mirror. By default, the attribute stripe-mirror-col-split-trigger-pt is set to one gigabyte. The value can be set in
/etc/default/vxassist. If there is a reason to implement a particular layout, you can specify layout=mirror-concat or layout=concat-mirror to implement the desired layout.
# vxassist [-b] [-g diskgroup] make volume length \ layout=mirror [nmirror=number] [init=active]
# vxassist -b -g mydg make volmir 5g layout=mirror
# vxassist -b -g mydg make volmir 5g layout=mirror nmirror=3