[SunHELP] disk inquiry question

Cynthia Leacock cleacock at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 26 18:16:36 CDT 2006

I'm just trying to verify whether the disk is bad or not.  
  I got this email
  Failures have been detected by the VERITAS Volume Manager:
  failed disks:
  The Volume Manager will attempt to find spare disks, relocate failed subdisks and then recover the data in the failed plexes. 

Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net> wrote:
  Cynthia Leacock wrote:
> what is the equivalent of diskinfo in solaris. I think I have a bad disk and I am trying to figure out to to tell if the disk has gone bad. 
> I did google and I saw doing fsck on the disk. Doing this I would have to boot up in single user mode right? Is that the only way? 

If it's the root disk, yes, you should boot in single-user mode to fsck
it. Otherwise, you can just umount it and fsck it, making sure first
(of course) that nothing is using it. But, before you do that, what are
you trying to accomplish? fsck checks filesystems, it does not test disks.

There are tools such as smartmon which can retrieve disk error
information. That might be more what you're looking for.

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