[rescue] DLT drive dead want to replace without rebooting

Brian Deloria bdeloria at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 06:41:46 CST 2006

devfsadm -c tape is EXACTLY what I ran :)

Safari helped out on this one too, just got done replacing the drive and I'm
in the middle of doing the first backup in about a week.

Only problem right now is that the new drive enclosure is taller and the
cable is short.

Thanks again for the help!

On 11/29/06, Ahmed Ewing <aewing at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/28/06, Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net> wrote:
> >
> > You sure you cannot hotswap the drive?  Just make sure nothing is using
> > it, then unplug and plug in the new one, then run devfsadm.
> >
> > On Nov 28, 2006, at 11:19 AM, Brian Deloria wrote:
> >
> > > Ultra 60, Solaris 9.  I've already got a spare NVRAM, my predecessor
> > > was
> > > kind enough to have one on hand before departing.
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> *Technically* speaking, you probably don't even have to run devfsadm if
> you're replacing it with an identical DLT featuring the same SCSI target
> number... the device node is already present from the failed one, and you
> don't have any unique identifiers to worry about. You *should* be able to
> power off the enclosure, replace the drive, and power the enclosure back
> on,
> and the host *should* be none the wiser. YMMV.
> If you do need to run devfsadm, it wouldn't be a bad idea to run it as
> follows:
> # devfsadm -c tape
> This will limit any changes to that specific device class. No need to stir
> up any unnecessary changes on a box that needs to stay up.
> Hope that helps,
> -A
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