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How root-data partitioning affects storage management

Generally, you administer a node that is using root-data partitioning the same way you administer a node that uses only physical disks. However, partitioned disks are displayed slightly differently, and you need to take their presence into account for some management tasks.

Root and data partitions are used by the RAID subsystem the same way that physical disks are, and the same requirements and best practices apply. You follow the same best practices for spare management, and disk names are not impacted by root-data partitioning.

When you are working with a node that is using root-data partitioning, the following tasks are slightly different: