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vol to lun 1:1?


is it best practice to create vol and lun on a 1:1 ratio?


Aggregate 'x'

    Total space    WAFL reserve    Snap reserve    Usable space       BSR NVLOG           A-SIS          Smtape

         3310GB           331GB           148GB          2830GB             0KB             0KB             0KB

Space allocated to volumes in the aggregate

Volume                          Allocated            Used       Guarantee

vol1                           127GB           124GB            none

Aggregate                       Allocated            Used           Avail

Total space                         127GB           124GB          2703GB

Snap reserve                        148GB          1980MB           147GB

WAFL reserve                        331GB          2262MB           328GB


df -V -h

Filesystem               total       used      avail capacity  Mounted on

/vol/vol0/           500GB      130GB      369GB      26%  /vol/vol0/

/vol/vol0/.snapshot        0MB      317MB        0MB     ---%  /vol/vol0/.snapshot


lun show

/vol/vol0/vol0_qtr/lun0  500.1g (536952700928)  (r/w, online, mapped)

/vol/vol0/vol0_qtr/lun1  500.1g (536952700928)  (r/w, online, mapped)


/vol/vol0/vol0_qtr/lun0  500.1g (536952700928)  (r/w, online, mapped)

                Serial#: dfkoFJkkO42q

                Share: none

                Space Reservation: disabled

                Multiprotocol Type: vmware

                Maps: igroup=4

                Occupied Size:  103.5g (111101456384)

                Creation Time: Thu Jun 21 19:19:45 PDT 2012

                Cluster Shared Volume Information: 0x0

/vol/vol0/vol0_qtr/lun1  500.1g (536952700928)  (r/w, online, mapped)

                Serial#: dfkoFJl9MQbp

                Share: none

                Space Reservation: disabled

                Multiprotocol Type: vmware

                Maps: igroup=5

                Occupied Size:   26.7g (28669276160) 

                Creation Time: Wed Jul 11 16:03:40 PDT 2012

                Cluster Shared Volume Information: 0x0


vol options vol0

nosnap=off, nosnapdir=off, minra=off, no_atime_update=off, nvfail=off,

ignore_inconsistent=off, snapmirrored=off, create_ucode=off,

convert_ucode=off, maxdirsize=45875, schedsnapname=ordinal,

fs_size_fixed=off, compression=off, guarantee=none, svo_enable=off,

svo_checksum=off, svo_allow_rman=off, svo_reject_errors=off,

no_i2p=off, fractional_reserve=0, extent=off, try_first=volume_grow,

read_realloc=off, snapshot_clone_dependency=off, nbu_archival_snap=off


since my vol0 is only at 500gb, why am I amble to create 2 luns of 500gb each on this vol? Is this because of thin provision?




If you are having only LUN inside a volume, then 1 LUN per volume should be fine.

If you want to have multiple LUNs in a volume then its a better approach to create multiple qtrees in the volume and have one LUN per qtree.

Space reservation has been disabled on your LUN, maybe thats the reason you are able to create 2 LUNs of 500 GB. (Also they are thin provisioned).