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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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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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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 ...
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Solaris projects id and group id should be the same?

I had defined a project under group mqm group.mqm projid : 100 users : mqm groups : mqm attribs: process.max-file-descriptor=(basic,10000,deny) ...
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Solaris - How to see if Bash is installed

never touched Solaris before is there an easy command to see if Bash is installed? Probably a silly question, thanks for your help
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How to update solaris 10 to be safe from shellshock bug?

Saw this post here. Logged into my Solaris server in ssh and tried patchadd 19689293 and it just says it cannot find the patch.
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Solaris snoop on SSL headers

Is there a way to snoop (on Solaris) SSL headers ( I don't actually need to capture SSL data ) so that I can ensure SSL is not blocked by any firewalls before entering my server.
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Solaris legacy container free? [duplicate]

As a dev shop we have a number of ancient ultrasparc systems running Solaris 8 and 9 which we use as build hosts. I'm wondering what it takes to consolidate these machines as legacy containers onto ...
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Putty terminal color problems for Solaris

So I'm working on a Solaris 10 box from Putty running on Windows 7, and having a lot of trouble getting the terminal colors to work properly in actual programs like vim or tmux. Here is the output ...
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How big are my disk arrays?

On my SunOS 5.10 host are there 3 Sun 6140 disk arrays, and I would like to know the disk capacities. According to zpool list do I have a 5TB and 16TB pool. format shows me only 12 disks c2t1d31: ...
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Restart just one NIC after IP change?

I just changed the IP address of ixgbe0 like so ipadm delete-if ixgbe0 dladm set-linkprop -p mtu=9000 ixgbe0 ipadm create-if ixgbe0 ipadm create-addr -T static -a 10.10.47.46/16 ixgbe0/v4static and ...
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DNS zone transfer interval

I've never made a change to a DNS record before. In researching the DNS servers I inherited (Solaris 5.6 with BIND v9.2.3), I found that DNS_A (private) is the primary DNS server and it replicates to ...
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Unusual results returned by df, what caused it, how to fix?

Here is a copy-paste: root@****#df -h /var Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on /dev/md/dsk/d4 9.8G 8192E 0K 90204286294657% /var
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Solaris 11.1 in boot loop

Oracle support had me delete the Intel IXGBE driver (/kernel/drv/amd64/ixgbe) and replace it with a Debug Driver to test something. I did this and then rebooted and am now stuck in a boot loop. ...
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Unexpected EOF write error

We have a Sun Solaris 10 server that is failing to backup using tar to write to tape. tar cEf /dev/rmt/0cn . The complete error is tar: write error: unexpected EOF tar error code 2 The ...
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Why is the size of a zfs filesystem after sending it to a different pool different?

I've move a zfs filesystem from a pool made of a bunch or mirror vdevs to another pool made of two raidz1s with the following command # zfs send -R pool/project@moving | zfs recv tank/project As ...
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Solaris 10 init failing to reap zombie processes

ps currently shows 17617 zombie processes, all of which have a ppid of 1/init. init should be reaping these defunct processes, but isn't for some reason. The number of defunct processes is growing. ...
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Get I/O TPS for NFS on Solaris machines

I'm attempting to get IOPS for my Solaris servers. Typically I use tps for this calculation, however: iostat gives TPS but only for local disks. iostat -x gives everything but TPS for ALL disks. sar ...
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How to active HDD leds on HP MDS 600 / HP D6000?

I have a HP D6000 (sometimes called MDS 600) storage array, HP DL380p G8 with an LSI 9207-8e SAS adapter. When I am in the OmniOS (Solaris 10 fork), I can e.g. dd to one of the disks, but I don't see ...
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Intel 10Gbps NIC not working within Solaris 11

I'm working within Solaris 11.1 on hardware that is on the Solaris 11 HCL. My Intel X520-DA2 is failing to initialize. Jun 14 03:11:32 ATM-Front-End-1 ixgbe: [ID 611667 kern.warning] WARNING: ...
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ERROR: Not enough space?

Now this is a very unspecific question. I'm trying to figure out what this message would mean. Here is the story behind it: I'm installing Oracle enterprise manager cloud control (12c r3) on Solaris ...
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When to use hot-spare?

On my newly purchased HP MDS600 with 70x 4TB Nearline SAS disks, I now need to configure the disks, and I want raidz2, so the raid sizes follows 2^n+2. The options I therefore have are 7 raid sets ...
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On Solaris, can I create a user account in a single command line entry that is not disabled, but is password disabled (only allows SSH)

I am building a script for SA's to follow when performing a certain task. That task requires adding a user to a system that can only SSH to the system (using a key) and not log in with a password. ...
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Static NFS mounts vs autofs direct map mounts

We are in the process of re-designing our NFS service and are at a point where we can choose either to mount our NFS shares statically from /etc/fstab at boot or as autofs direct maps. In our new ...
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Can I force nfsd on Solaris to announce more free space than physically available?

I'm working with various Solaris based distributions (OmniOS, SmartOS, Nexenta) and I have a highly compressible and deduplicable data set on a very small amount of high performance storage. The ...
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Accessing iLOM configuration from Solaris on SPARC

Is there any way to get network configuration of iLOM in Solaris SPARC? I want to get the IP address of iLOM console at least. It's pretty easy on x86 by ipmitool lan print, but for SPARC I can't ...
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How do I grant privilege for a user to SSH into a Solaris machine?

I'm not sure how to do this. Documentation is not clear at all. I can get root privilege/be root so that's not a problem, I just don't know what to do. I'm thinking it's either modifying the ...
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mailx does not deliver mails anymore

On my Solaris machine, mailx suddenly stopped delivering mail messages. When running the following sample command: echo "test" | mailx -vvv -s "test" [reciever] I get the following output: ...
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Is there a Informix command to repair database?

We have a Sun Solaris system running Avaya CMS software. The software uses an Informix database. We have a single drive in the server. The drive began to go bad, corrupting files. We sourced a new ...