The highest level of organization in the file system is the volume. A file system resides on a volume. A volume contains at least one partition, which is a logical division of a physical disk (for more information, see Disk Devices and Partitions). A volume that contains data that exists on one partition is called a simple volume, and a volume that contains data that exists on more than one partition is called a multipartition volume.
In this section
|About Volume Management
||Volumes are implemented by a device driver called a volume manager.
|Using Volume Management
||Examples that demonstrate the use of the volume management functions.
|Volume Management Reference
||Elements used in volume management.