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

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Tue Aug 25 07:30:53 CDT 2009

Collin Baillie wrote:
> 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).

I believe this article should help:


You should probably read this first as background:


  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
  alaric at caerllewys.net   alaric at metrocast.net   phil at co.ordinate.org
         Renaissance Man, Unix ronin, Perl hacker, Free Stater
                 It's not the years, it's the mileage.

More information about the SunHELP mailing list