Linux logical volume layout

The options for Linux logical volume layout let you select a volume type and the file system action to perform.

Table: Linux logical volume layout selection items describes all of the options on the wizard screen.

Table: Linux logical volume layout selection items



Volume Layout

The layout that is used to map the volume.


A volume whose data is organized serially and adjacently across components forming one logical storage unit.


A high-performance logical volume that spans multiple disks, allowing successive blocks of data to go to logical extents on different disks.

Number of Stripes

The number of stripes in the volume.

Stripe size

The stripe size. The default value is 16 KB, minimum is 4 KB, maximum is 512 KB.

Create and restore file system

Create, format, and restore the file system. The default option.

Create but do not restore file system

Create and format the file system but do not restore the contents of the protected system.

Do not create file system

Create the volume but do not create the file system.