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questions on replacing failing disk on solaris 10

I have replaced failed drives on Solaris 10 that are mirrored with SVM before. I am wondering if I have been doing it incorrectly... or taking a huge risk. I follow the usual metadetach, metaclear, ...
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Solaris 10 new disk discovering

I'm having issues with a Solaris 10 SPARC host... It seems not able to discover newly provisioned disks. The disks are fed through a QLogic 2300 FC HBA. I've tried cfgadm -al/cfgadm -f -c configure ...
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What is the difference between /dev/dsk and /dev/rdsk?

It appears that ZFS interacts with /dev/dsk. I have had success duplicating drive contents one slice at a time using a command similar to cat /dev/rdsk/c1t3d0s0 > /dev/rdsk/c1t4d0s0.
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Solaris disk types: Ramdisk, hard disk, SVM mirror volume.. Are there any others?

I am particularly interested if there are any network mounted disk types that can be used in ZFS.
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how can Solaris format write to a disk without a vtoc being present?

Facts: VTOC (or EFI) is required to access slices of a disk device s2 slice is used to access whole disk (including VTOC on the disk beginning) new disk device comes without VTOC system: Solaris 10 ...
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Solaris disk I/O spike… which monitoring tools do I need?

My Solaris 10 websever / database server disk io keeps spiking at intermittent times. Using iostat -xtc 5 the reads / sec will jump from 3.0 to 1450.0 and %busy will jump to 98% The apache access ...
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Solaris kstat sdX disk nread counter value decreasing

I get strange disk io nread (bytes read) counter values (from kstat) on Solaris. Example of collected nread value for sd6 disk collected in 30s interval (command kstat -n sd6): 768579416 768579416 ...
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ZFS Raid-Z confusion

I've now settled on OpenSolaris and using ZFS for the speed and loveliness of it all in comparison to LVM+XFS. But now I'm left with a dilema about how to configure the intital disk layout. As I'm ...