Category: Solaris Troubleshooting

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Solaris Troubleshooting – in.mpathd Error Messages and Corrective Actions

This article will give you quick overview of various in.mapthd error messages, the meaning and corrective action for each message. To understand more about in.mpathd troubleshooting you can refer the following articles  – Solaris IPMP Troubleshooting 

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Solaris SVM – How to check on a running machine which disk was used to boot.

It is often possible that we boot from a Solaris machine from one of the root mirror disk, and after sometime we forget current active disk. And the information of active boot disk is important while we perform SVM maintenance disks. This post will help you...

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Solaris – Everything you need to know before you run FSCK

Whenever a file system develops inconsistencies because some unexpected issues, the integrity of the file system needs to be verified.  UNIX has developed a very sophisticated file system integrity check ,fsck utility,  which attempts to verify that all the links and blocks are correctly tied together. This...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Interpreting SCSI Errors from /var/adm/messages

While handling storage related issues, it is important to Unix Admin to take the decision about disk drive replacement.  The interpretation and understanding of the cause of SCSI message blocks is one important part that influences the drive replacement decision.   This article will help you...

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Solaris – Sendmail Troubleshooting Reference

The Difference Between the Sendmail Daemon in Solaris 9/10 and Prior versions With the release of Sendmail 8.12.1, significant changes were made to how Sendmail is installed and used. Historically Sendmail was installed as a set-uid binary that was owned by user root. Due to the security...

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Configuring Solaris Syslogd for Centralized log Setup

Syslogd is the daemon that continuously reads and forwards system messages to the appropriate log files or users, depending upon the priority of a message and the system facility from which it originates. The syslogd daemon reads the /etc/syslog.conf to process each and every system message...

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Eleven Reasons that causes INIT: Cannot create /var/adm/utmpx – Solaris

The utmpx and wtmpx files are extended database files that have superseded the obsolete utmp and wtmp database files.  The utmpx database contains user access and accounting information for commands such as who, write, and login. The wtmpx database contains the history of user access and...

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