Linux multidevice volume layout

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

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

Table: Linux multidevice volume layout selection items



Volume Layout

The layout that is used to map the volume.

Concatenated (linear)

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

Striped (RAID-0)

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

Mirrored (RAID-1)

Duplicates data on two physical disks.


A volume that uses striping to spread data and parity evenly across multiple disks in an array.

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.