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Disk Configuration

Posted on 2003-02-19
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I just received a Solaris box that is up and running. I'd like to know how can I know if all the disks are "up and running".
1- Could you tell me how to chek that?
2- How can I check the # of disks that I have on that box?
3- If there is one of those that is not mounted, how can I mounted?
Question by:Diepafu
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Nisus091197 earned 200 total points
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Hi Diego,

This is very straightforward stuff.  You will need to be 'root' on the server.

1&2. run the following from the command line:

df -k | grep '^/dev/'

This lists all locally mounted partitions/slices.

Keep this list handy.

As root, run:


This will give you a list of all the disks detected since last reconfigured reboot.  The disks are numbered from '0' so if the last disk is numbered '1' then you have two disks.

Within the format system, repeat as necessary the following steps:

enter 'p' (for partition)
enter 'p' (for print)

This will show you the way the disk is sliced.  Each slice should have an entry in your /etc/vfstab file if it is to be mounted at boot time.

enter 'q' to exit out of each menu.

Repeat for all disks.

3. If you find a partition that isn't mounted then add it to you /etc/vfstab file.  A typical example looks like:

/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7       /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s7      /app    ufs     2       yes     -

Make sure that you can mount it manually first.  run this:

mkdir /a
mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7   /a
cd /a
ls -l

If you like you can paste in the results you get and I can explain things specific to your circumstances.

Regards, Nisus


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