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What is metastate and metaset?

I have two server and when one fails other takes over. But as accidentally it is configured in metastate the take over does not take place. How can we convert from metastate to metaset? What is ...
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VXFS (veritas) File system filling up - except it's not

I have a Solaris 10 server which is reporting that a file system is filling up: # df -h /opt/CSCObac/var Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on ...
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Practical difference between SPARC vs x86

Recently I've been looking into some SPARC devices and their capabilities. But when I look for the differences between the two, I've seen a lot of people using the Ferrari vs bus metaphor If your ...
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JRE version on solaris + Invalid argument when runing JRE java [migrated]

I located the Jre1.6 in my Solaris machine under /tmp in order to use the Jre version pwd /tmp ls -ltr jre1.6 total 512 -r--r--r-- 1 root root 917 Oct 3 2011 Welcome.html ...
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Promote Windows Server 2012 to domain controller in an existing samba network

I have a Windows Server that I want to use as a domain controller to push gpo's to workstations that are on a samba 3 domain served from an Oracle Solaris server. If I were to promote this server to a ...
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Unable to mount fs, disk slice corrupted

please can someone help me with this issue. Now when i started sun server - it run on sunfire t100 and os od solaris 5.10, is display this: checking ufs filesystems /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s7: BAD SUPERBLOCK ...
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Cron errors routing to external mail server instead of local

For some reason some usernames on a Solaris 10 system that have cron jobs send the cron errors to an external mail server to be routed back to the generating server which is blocked because of ...
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remove ^M from solaris by perl one liner on the same file [migrated]

usually in order to remove the ^M from file we do dos2unix test.txt test.txt tr -d ‘\r’ <old.file > <new.file> but this approach insist to create new file if we not want to create a ...
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Solaris - all drives connected to LSI HBA's has same device id

I have deployed several Solaris/ZFS based storage servers but this particular one "Alacritech AIC ANX-1500" is behaving weird. The server has 24 2.5" bays all populated with SSDS. The backplane is ...
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How to get the path details from the proccess ID?

In order to see the path of the running process 25014 I do on Linux the following: ls -l /proc/25014/exe Output: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 9 16:35 /proc/25014/exe -> /etc/syscconfig In ...
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insufficient replicas Error in logical domains but primary domain is fine in solaris 10

In my primary box has 5 logical domains in that primary box status and one logical domain status is good but in that remaining 4 logical domain status is unavailable. We didn't change any hard disk ...
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Purpose of the noaccess user in UNIX?

Can someone point me to a document or explain to me the utility or application of the noaccess user? It would seem interchangeable with any other user I might create. What is it's purpose of being ...
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Permission Denied on Solaris 10 NFS share, shared trough Windows Server 2008R2

We have a NFS share on Windows Server 2008 R2. NTFS permissions for ANONYMOUS LOGON and Everyone groups are set to Full control. When mounting this share on our Solaris workstation, it mounts and we ...
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Solutions for bridging Solaris/AIX to Active Directory?

I need to have Solaris and AIX systems obtain authentication and name services to AD. I have had some success with Solaris using OpenLDAP as a proxy for user authentication. I have also successfully ...
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How can I know the absolute path of a running process? on solaris

this is the command to view the process path on Linux ps -auxwe | grep 24466 ( 24466 is only example ) but please advice is it possible to view the path of running process on Solaris if yes ...
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SSH connection lost after random time interval, both sides claim the other closed the connection

I'm connecting to a virtual solaris machine from the windows host system running virtual box. This works for a while but after some time the connection vanishes. The stange thing is that sshd claims ...
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e1000g1 not running how to check if hardware is ok

system : Solaris 10 T2000 When I use the ifconfig -a I see the e1000g1 is UP but there is no RUNNING state. With dladm show-dev I get down. When I replace the cable from e1000g1 to e1000g3 (not ...
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How to install only mysql client on solaris?

I have a mysql server already running on RHEL 5 server. I have other Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 machines (SPARC based T4-4 servers) which need to connect to the server. I downloaded a pkg ...
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What is a good configuration for a zpool built from 8-10 SSD for a home file server exported via NFS?

So we have a bunch of SSD disks and would like to put them in a zpool on a Solaris 10 system. The file system will be exported via NFS to about 50 Ubuntu clients which will mount it as their $HOME. I ...
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User home directory issue

recently i have created the user on solaris it has been created successfully when i see the details of the user by logins and id command it shows all the details but when i am trying to switch that ...
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Why is my java process using much more heap space than specified?

I'm running a Java application on Solaris using the -Xmx256M switch. When I connect via JMX, the JVM tells me the application is using about 50Mb of heap, and correctly states the maximum heap size is ...
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Solaris: how to list swap space per process?

On Solaris, how can I find out how much swap space a given process is occupying? Or even better, how can I list all running processes sorted by swap space usage? I'm asking this particulary for ...
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How to boot to shell with Solaris?

I would like to boot Solaris to shell (root prompt) directly for recovery purposes. On linux I would pass a kernel option init=/bin/bash and it would directly boot me into shell without asking for ...
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Rsyncing to a compressed zpool

I've been Rsyncing from an NFS mount to a local zpool that has compression enabled on it. When I rsync, it copies every file over, not just the new/changed ones. Is this because the file size is ...
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Why Ping starts showing results only after a minute

I am running a Solaris 11 system over a local private network 192.168.100.0/24 and I run ping -s to get continuous ping. From the Gateway to my server I get root@mygateway:~# ping -s 192.168.100.42 ...
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solaris: verify that access to all binaries is in accordance with the associated package

I need to verify that access (mode, owner) to all(!) binaries on a solaris 10 box are in accordance with the package that they came from. I could do something like /usr/bin/find / -type f -perm ...
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iostat taking lot of time to return

I have a solaris 10 server with a lot of SAN disks (close to 1000 across all paths). iostat -En takes close to 5 min to return. Is there a way to figure out what is causing the delay? truss hasn't ...
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Solaris pcfs error on unknown device

I'm trying to make sense of this error I see in my "dmesg" log. When I type dmesg to look at the kernel messages I see errors like this: NOTICE: pcfs: alternate FAT #1 (start LBA 341a) corrupted at ...
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Solaris ZFS, cant send/recv to remote encrypted pools?

I'm trying to do a simple task, which is to send a snapshot of a dataset to a remote pool. Both src/dest pools are encrypted. Here is the command I issue: zfs send -R testsnapshot@2014 | ssh ...
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Cannot see all disks on Solaris 10 using on a Dell Perc5i Dual Channel Raid Controller

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 running Solaris 10 with 8 drives. I want to swap some of the drives out for new ones. My issue as of right now is that I only see half of them and there does not appear ...
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How to migrate a ZFS filesystem to use compression?

Question at the bottom. I have several ZFS file system I would like to use ZFS compression, but since enabling the compression will only affect new data written to the file system, I would like to ...
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Solaris: Encrypting a zpool NOT a dataset within a pool?

What is the way in Solaris to encrypt a zpool? All the documentation supporting ZFS encryption talk about using "zfs create" and specifying a dataset WITHIN a pool. I just became SA for several ...
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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getting an application to run with the same priority as cpu idle

I have a solaris server that needs to run a timecritical application as fast as possible, although setting it to the RT priority class doesnt seem like a good idea since it may need 100 CPU for ...
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Solaris 11.1 Install Error (USB)

I'm trying to install Solaris 11.1 on a Supermicro SYS-1027GR-TR2 from the LiveDVD. It is not on Oracle's HCL but it is on Supermicro's Solaris 11.1 supported list. At the beginning of LiveDVD boot, ...
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Solaris SSH Server Log Destinaton IP Address

To stay compliant, it's required that my Solaris 10 SSH server log the destination IP address in addition to the existing port logging. Is it possible to add the destination IP address in the authlog? ...
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How to remove a VLAN tag from a VSwitch (VSW) in LDom OVM SPARC

I have a OVM SPARC 3.x server and one of its switches is set with a vlan tag. In the example below the VSW has a VID of 200. How do I remove the tag? I cannot remove the vswitch, as other guests are ...
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inetd and echo service

inetd - From Wikipedia, inetd (internet service daemon) is a super-server daemon on many Unix systems that provides Internet services. For each configured service, it listens for requests from ...
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What is the difference between truss -D and truss -E?

I am currently analyzing a command on Solaris that reads from a file and has very low performance. The truss -D commands shows me read system calls taking up to 0.03 seconds, but when I use truss -E, ...
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Solaris NFS Mount Permissions [closed]

I've created an NFS share and have added to vfstab. However, I'm not able to change permissions or create directories as ROOT on the server where it is mounted. $ mkdir test mkdir: Failed to make ...
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Why does ssh -f create multiple processes when a pipe is used? [closed]

When I on my Linux host do ssh -f 10.10.47.47 "/opt/omni/bin/mbuffer -4 -v 0 -q -I 8024 | /usr/sbin/zfs receive tank/test" then I see on the remote host 27349 ? S 0:00 bash -c ...
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Solaris kernel parameter equivalence to Linux

I have set the following tcp kernel parameters in Solaris ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_ip_abort_interval 120000 ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_rexmit_interval_max 15000 ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_rexmit_interval_min ...
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writting to disk is taking more time in solaris

writing in disk taking more time, application is not working properly due to this delay in disk on solaris machine. how to find out the disk(md500) is faulty or anything problem with disk $ iostat ...
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Solaris 10 inside KVM (Ubuntu 14.04) - network card not working

I have a problem with getting network running on a Solaris 10 guest running on a Ubuntu 14.04 kvm host. Installation of the guest runs fine but I can get no network connectivity from the guest to the ...
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Granting user enough privileges to run ifconfig on IllumOS (OmniOS)

I sense this should be a very simple question, but somehow I cannot find a solution. I have a non-root user and I would like to grant this user enough permissions or privileges, so he can run ...
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Installing Tivoli TWS from the command line on Solaris

Is there a HOW-TO or tutorial for installing Tivoli Workload Scheduler 9.2 from the command line? Solaris 11 preferred but anything Unix-like would be helpful. Explanation: the person in charge ...
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Refresh ipfilter configuration while keeping state

I have ipfilter running on a Solaris 11.2 server with rules similar to: pass in log first quick proto tcp from any to any port = 22 flags S keep state I would like to be able to edit and reload the ...
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Operator \> and \< (string version comparison) are not recognised in shell script

I am trying to run Casandra nodetool and getting warnings coming from .sh script. [root@d11ca4cc-fa95-c8a9-e133-e64c434f0e6f ~]# nodetool status /opt/local/share/cassandra/bin/nodetool[53]: .[97]: ...
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Remote server lost login information during puppet deploy

Let me discuss some background on how this situation came to be first. Skip the first paragraph if you're not interested in the details. I am in a committee in my study community that manages said ...
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Solaris 11 sshd brute force protection. DenyHosts equivalent for Solaris 11

I'm getting regular attempts to brute force ssh on a x86 solaris 11.1 server. On linux I use DenyHosts to block connections after a number of incorrect login attempts. Is there a similar package for ...