A bit late to the thread I am afraid.
We are also a HP-UX site and all our containers are defined as raw.
Historically the advice from SAG was to use raw for performance and I can’t see why that should have changed.
Other advantages of raw:
Very quick container creation/initialisation.
Any filesystem must have inherent costs including reserved space, additional cache buffers.
However I am sure that the gap between raw and filesystem has closed with VxFS compared to HFS.
Advntages of filesystem would be enhanced backup options and perhaps some administrative benefits.
I would be interested to hear thoughts of others on this subject.
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