SUMMARY: 30 partitions on a single disk

Christopher L. Barnard cbar44 at tsg.cbot.com
Thu Jun 17 16:51:21 EDT 2004


I asked

> I am replacing an old homedir server.  The old server had an A100 array full
> of 1,2, and 4gig disks.  (Yes, it is ancient).  Each disk was its own
> partition and was an individual's home directory.  I am replacing this
> with a shiny new V480 running Solaris 9 with a couple of S1 arrays attached,
> and one of those disks is a 72gig disk that I want to put all of the home
> directories in.  Since everyone has gotten used to their homedir being its
> own partition, I would like to preserve that on the new system.  But that
> will require me to have 30-odd partitions on a single disk.  SDS uses the
> underlying UFS filesystem, so I unfortunately cannot use it.  I can put a
> Veritas filesystem on there, but I am curious what other options folks
> would suggest here.  TIA, and I will summarize.

The answer

soft partitions in SDS.
http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/816-4518/6mannldg5?q=soft+partitions&a=view

Thanks to lots and lots of people who responded really really quickly...

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