Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris
User Name
Solaris / OpenSolaris This forum is for the discussion of Solaris and OpenSolaris.
General Sun, SunOS and Sparc related questions also go here.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-21-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
Solaris hard disk mirrored


I wish to know the commands to check if the hard disks for Solaris was mirrored ?
Old 05-22-2006, 06:34 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Turkey
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 145

Rep: Reputation: 16
hi, you should check the output from:
metastat for soft mirrors
raidctl for hardware mirroring
Old 05-24-2006, 11:49 PM   #3
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: 15
Post the output of df -k, metastat -p, and format.

Old 06-16-2006, 10:14 AM   #4
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Redhat
Posts: 245

Rep: Reputation: 30
Originally Posted by DarReNz

I wish to know the commands to check if the hard disks for Solaris was mirrored ?
there are actually two types of mirroring:
- hardware mirroring
- software mirroring

an example of hardware mirroring is that of sun fire v440. you can check out the command raidctl for this type.

for the software mirroring aka metadevices, you can check this out through a combination of commands:
- df
- metastat

with df, you check whether you are mounting a metadevice or a non-metadevice. metadevices are distinguised by /dev/md/dsk/dnn where nn is a number. using metastat dnn, you can determine what kind of metadevice you are looking at. when it says mirrored, then you are using software mirroring for solaris.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cloning 1 hard disk to smaller hard disk, dd or ghost? fireman949 Linux - Hardware 8 12-23-2012 12:51 AM
Solaris on a second hard disk and its booting process zillah Solaris / OpenSolaris 9 03-20-2006 03:02 AM
60GB laptop hard disk & 200GB external USB hard disk linux compatibility powah Linux - Hardware 0 03-07-2006 10:55 AM
breaking the hardware mirrored disk space pudhiyavan Linux - Hardware 2 08-24-2005 08:39 PM
Hard Disk question - Making a big hard disk MrAnonym Linux - General 2 09-15-2003 06:08 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration