Need urgent help with Solaris10 zone migrations

Posted on 2011-09-12
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hi All,

I need urgent help and would appreciate your quick responses to this request, below is the senario or situation and then action plan to correct it.

We have been having performances issue with Oracle database servers with recent investigations we were able to find that some of SAN LUN (which are SATA drive) causing this performance issues where drive is busy 100%, now we decided to replace these SATA drive with Fiber channel drives which are much faster. I have find below questions with this regards.Again we are using UFS for this host.

1) Once new Fiber channel LUNs are presented I can make FS and mount them my question is how can I migrate data and zone configurations from old zone to new zone within the server from SATA drive to new Fiber channels drive, I would appreciate if you could provide me the commands for it.

Any additional commands on this will be highly appreciated.

This is very urgent so please respond very quickly.

Question by:ikhan_1971
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3

Author Comment

ID: 36527079

This is very urgent !!!!

Can someone please respond to this question?

I am taking following steps in moving this Solaris zone to another file system within the zone.

1) Halt, unmount and commented out entries on zone that need to be moved.
2) Once LUN presented at controller LDOM will move to guest LDOM where this zone reside, once verified in format create file system and create directory and mount it.
3) run below command to move zone to another file system

zoneadm -z zonename move new zonenamepath

The biggest question I have is that in instruction it says to run above command the new zonepath should be local file system
and I think above is local file system since we configured and mounted that LUN and add it to /etc/vfstab on this host but not 100% sure.

Please review above step and provide an update.


Accepted Solution

sakman earned 1000 total points
ID: 36529836
If the LUN was formatted with UFS and mounted, then it is a local file system.
To verify: df -kFufs /new_mount_point

Also, you should not have to manually comment out anything since the zoneadm move will update the zone files.
LVL 22

Assisted Solution

robocat earned 1000 total points
ID: 36529837

"Local file system" means "not on NFS" or any other network file system.

Any filesystem on a LUN should be considered as a local filesystem and you can move your zone to this filesystem without any problems.


Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 36533012
Thanks for all responses on this.



Author Comment

ID: 36538251
Urgent help needed!!!!

I do have one more question here and would appreciate your quick responses.

Does the zonename for example “wbi-perp-z02” should match with its zonepath as /export/zones/wbi-perp-z02?? Or /export/zones/wbi-Perp-z02(with capital p letter will also work.
The reason is with regard to moving of this zone to another path I have old path “/export/zones/wbi-perp-z02” which I would like to replace with new path “/export/zones/wbi-Perp-z02” and keeping the same zonename as "wbi-perp-z02".
Please advice to this in your earlier convenience

Expert Comment

ID: 36538380
You can move your zone to /export/zones/wbi-Perp-z02 and keep the old /export/zones/wbi-perp-z02.  

The zone configuration XML file in /etc/zones will be named after your zone name "wbi-perp-z02", but inside the XML file will be the path to that zone “/export/zones/wbi-Perp-z02”.

You need to be careful because down the road it may not be clear which zone path is which.  And if you are backing up your zone or running cron jobs in it you need to make sure every time the small "p" is used you replace it with the capital "P".

Author Comment

ID: 36538530
Thanks very much for very quick response.

Ok, let us say everything worked out well zone "wbi-perp-z02" is up and running with new patch /export/zones/Perp-z02 and at the same time I would like to unmount old path and commented entries under /etc/vfstab, now I would like to change new zonepath to old one */wbi-perp-z02.

Can you provide simple procedure for to accomplish this?


Expert Comment

ID: 36538791
You should be able to do shutdown your new zone, edit the /etc/zones/wbi-perp-z02.xml and change the "zonepath" line, update your vfstab, and then boot your zone.


Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction Regular patching is part of a system administrator's tasks. However, many patches require that the system be in single-user mode before they can be installed. A cluster patch in particular can take quite a while to apply if the machine…
Using libpcap/Jpcap to capture and send packets on Solaris version (10/11) Library used: 1.      Libpcap (http://www.tcpdump.org) Version 1.2 2.      Jpcap(http://netresearch.ics.uci.edu/kfujii/Jpcap/doc/index.html) Version 0.6 Prerequisite: 1.      GCC …
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, left to enroll

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question