Chapter 6. Adding and removing a segment manager

This chapter discusses when to use a segment manager, what the different types of segment managers are, how to add a segment manager to a disk, and how to remove a segment manager.

6.1. When to add a segment manager

Adding a segment manager to a disk allows the disk to be subdivided into smaller storage objects called disk segments. The add command causes a segment manager to create appropriate metadata and expose freespace that the segment manager finds on the disk. You need to add segment managers when you have a new disk or when you are switching from one partitioning scheme to another.

EVMS displays disk segments as the following types:

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