Tagged: SDS

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Removing Root Disk from Disksuite Control

This procedure removes the root disk from DiskSuite control while leaving all other data under DiskSuite intact. A. Boot system from CD-ROM or Single User Mode ( using Single usermode, you have to be careful to not miss any of the configuration changes). B. Restore or...

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Solaris SVM : Grow Mirrored root under SDS / SVM

This is a step by step procedure to grow a root filesystem which is mirrored using Solstice Disksuite or Solaris Volume Manager. It is strongly recommended that a backup of the root filesystem be performed  prior to following this procedure. Also, experience with the Disksuite or Solaris Volume...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : Restore SDS Root mirror from the backup

NOTE: In order to restore the machine exactly the way it was, it is necessary to have a record of the locations of the state databases, and also the configuration of the metadevices. These are *not* held in user-readable form on the root filesystem, so it...

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Solaris Solstice DiskSuite: recover a metadevice that is in an unstable state OR how to recreate metadevice without losing data

When  a metadevice goes into an undefined state,  recovery of metadevice with meta commands is problematic.   The workaround is to re-create the metadevice after carefully recording the current configuration from metastat -p.   The procedure is a bit risky if not followed carefully, so keep the backup handy....

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Solaris Troubleshooting SDS/SVM: How to Replace a Disk which contained Soft Partitions with

When trying to access a soft partition after a disk replacement, the metareplace command or any direct I/O to a soft partition will fail with the following types of errors: In an instance where d68 is the mirror device, and d28 is a soft partition inside one of...

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Solaris SDS : Both Submirrors go into ‘Needs Maintenance’ when I/O is performed but no disk errors seen

The following is the Sample SVM(Solaris Volume Manager) configuration of the layered soft partition. d50: Soft Partition Device: d100 State: Okay Size: 10485760 blocks (5.0 GB) Extent              Start Block              Block count 0                        1                 10485760 d100: Mirror Submirror 0: d101 State: Okay Submirror 1: d102 State: Okay...

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