hello all -
I have had some assertive answers for my query and have concluded ( as
an admin ) :
'8' cannot be exceeded without an additional software like Veritas
But, my client would not go for this ( although he has the s/w , does
not have license for non-ssa disks ). Instead is planning for multiple
4gb disks in lieu of 9gb ones which he is yet to order.
Many thanks to all who responded which include ( some of their comments
too ) :
Stephen Frost <email@example.com>
Bill Duncan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Frederic Piard <Frederic.Piard@erli.fr>
-said- In this case I would add one more disk and create the new
partitions on ths new disc.
Todd Boss <email@example.com>
-said- Not without Veritas volume manager. Sorry. On the bright side
VxVM is a nice product that seamlessly provides this functioanlity.
Tom Erickson <Thomas.M.Erickson.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joseph S D Yao <email@example.com>
-said- No. The physical disk drive is minor-number/8; the partition is
minor-number%8. This is hard-wired in the disk driver, and possibly
other parts of the kernel. I've only seen it different in HP-UX, where
they changed it from 8 to 16, and in Linux, where it's 64.
Special thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com who
gave me some insight to the issue.
My query was -
>Is it possible to increase the number of partitions on a disk connected
>to Solaris 2.5.1 machine from the default value 8 ( 0-7 ) ? Is there a
>way I can change the functionality of format to create more partitions
>Also, I would not like to go in for Veritas Volume Manager or such stuff
>just for this purpose.
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