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Disk Error "primary label corrupt; using backup" on SOLARIS

Posted on 2011-09-28
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Hello , I just saw this error on my logfile. How can I correct it?

scsi: [ID 107833 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@7,700000/SUNW,emlxs@0/fp@0,0/ssd@w201600a0b8479630,5 (ssd175):
Sep 28 09:29:56 svr-04      primary label corrupt; using backup
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Here is a short and precise instruction how to resolve such an issue:

http://unixwear.blogspot.com/2008/09/primary-label-corrupt.html

Basically you'll have to use the "format" command and subsequently its "backup" and "label" subcommands.

Good luck!

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This is a bit more exhaustive, just in case ...

http://dlc.sun.com/osol/docs/content/SAGDFS/disksprep-52.html

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the server is a production server with lots of data on it. do you think i can use format???
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If "format" replies with "disk formatted" after you entered its number you should be able to proceed.

Don't use the "label" subcommand (contrary to the suggestion in the first article I posted, rather follow the second one in your case).

If the "backup" subcommand returns "Restoring primary label." without any error your disk should be fine again.
Quit "format" then, don't perform any further subcommand except for maybe "verify").

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