[SunHELP] Disk Suite - How to change a failed drive

Michael Karl mk at lexcom-net.de
Tue Aug 25 01:54:57 CDT 2009

Hi Collin,

please post the output of "metastat" and the first screen of "format".

Regards Michael

Collin Baillie schrieb:
> Hi,
> Long time rescue list lurker, first time sunhelp list poster. I'm a part
> time administrator of a Solaris 9 server which has recently suffered a
> disk failure. I'm a linux admin, with a little solaris experience, but
> nothing worth speaking of with the Disk Suite software.
> We got a new disk in, but I was unable to follow the usual procedure for
> removing the disk from the system, as the commands to 'remove' it
> would hang. I have pulled the old disk and inserted the new disk and
> attached the disk successfully (I thought). The mirror progressed a fair
> way into the rebuild ok at any rate. I did leave before the rebuild was
> 100% complete.
> Now the disk is displaying as unavailable, but I have noticed that the
> old disks details are showing up when checking drive status.
> I think because the old disk wasn't removed properly, the system still
> thinks it's the drive it wants to talk to.
> The disk is part of 2 mirrors, and from memory I believe the / filesystem
> is on one of those mirrors (the system is remote, and I don't have
> details with me right now).
> Most of the docs I remember reading at the time, spoke about the
> procedure working for non-system filesystems (ie data only...)
> Can anyone point me toward a useful resource on removing the old drive
> completely, and attaching the new one properly?
> Sorry if this is a little vague, I can get more info when I have better
> access to the server.
> Thanks,
> Collin
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