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Zone File System Moving

Zone file systems are a little confusing. This quick guide on moving a file system from one mount point to another should help explain a few of the details that can be used for other operations as well. In the … Continue reading

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pkgtrans

The easiest way to get at the guts of a package is with pkgtrans. This will take a package file and make it into a pile of files in a folder under /tmp: pkgtrans pkgname /tmp all Note that not … Continue reading

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Fixing /etc/group

/etc/group can have a few problems. The biggest one is when a line gets too long and then you cannot add more users to a group. The maximum line length for /etc/group in Solaris 10 is 2048 characters. grpck will … Continue reading

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Large files (over 2 gigabyte) in VXFS

“Large File” support was not always default in VXFS. Old file systems may not support files over 2 gigabytes. They just “do not work” and commands like unzip don’t know why. They usually think the file system is full. Use … Continue reading

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Local Zone Mounts

File systems in Local Zones are usually mounted from the global zone. If they need to be remounted you have to use the file system type “lofs”. Like so: root@GZHost: grep redo /etc/zones/LZHost.xml root@GZHost: mount -F lofs /zones/LZHost_mounts/oraredo/pkg1/fs02 /zones/LZHost/root/oraredo/pkg1/fs02 These … Continue reading

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M5000 locator LED

M5000 locator LED: XSCF> showlocator Locator LED status: Off XSCF> setlocator -h usage: setlocator blink|reset setlocator -h XSCF> setlocator blink XSCF> showlocator Locator LED status: Blinking

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vxreattach

In Veritas sometimes disks come up as failed in vxdisk list, but they are not really failed or even gone. For instance, on a SAN array. How do you “recover” them though if there is nothing wrong? Run: /etc/vx/bin/vxreattach

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fmadm faulty

After a system is set up for the first time I find there is sometimes “junk” in the “fmadm faulty” output. I also find that after Oralce replaces hardware “fmadm faulty” still shows it as failed. While “fmadm faulty” is … Continue reading

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IPMP if_mpadm command

If you are going to move stuff around concerning IPMP interfaces, you need to let IPMP know before you unplumb and after you plumb the interfaces by running: if_mpadm -d INTERFACE to detach or if_mpadm -r INTERFACE to reattach See … Continue reading

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Fault lights on SPARC system when there is no fault

Incorrect LEDs on front of system. It may be the ILOM (Service Controller) needs to be reset. Go to the console, and use #. to drop to the ILOM prompt and run: reset /SP This only restarts the service controller, … Continue reading

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