Category: Solaris Disk Management

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Solaris Troubleshooting : replicate VTOC table to new disk using fmthard

It is assumed that both the disks are of the same capacity and similar in type.  The following Instruction assumes a PATH variable that contains /usr/sbin and /usr/bin. For commands or files that normally exist outside of these common directories, full paths are specified. Source      = DISK1...

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Solaris Troubleshooting : how Solaris assigns controller numbers

In this post I am talking about  some of the observations on  how Solaris determines  the controller numbers Below are 3 common scenarios encountered by customers: 1) A jumpstart is done with nothing but an internal disk and DVD on the system. -Assigns cdrom C0 -Assigns internal fcal...

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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 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 Troubleshooting : Setting boot-device with luxadm command from booted OS.

This procedure demonstrates how to easily use the “luxadm” command to set the “boot-device” Open Boot Prom (OBP) parameter from a system booted from cdrom or in single user mode. The command will change the “boot-device” setting at the OS level and at the same time, change the “boot-device”...

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