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What Sun Web or App Server config can cause “Due to a temporary error the request could not be serviced”

I'm not the system administrator for this server but I'm trying to help the group who are sys admins to find a fix quickly. For this reason, I don't have access to all of the server configuration ...
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How to set up IP forwarding on Nexenta (Solaris)?

I am trying to set up IP forwarding on my Nexenta box: root@hdd:~# uname -a SunOS hdd 5.11 NexentaOS_134f i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris The box has 2 network interfaces: root@hdd:~# ifconfig -a lo0: ...
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Solaris host no longer boots after pkg update: intel_iommu0 generated fault event

I've just been doing some regular maintenance on my Solaris 11 box. I issued a pkg update command to be told that I needed to update pkg. This I did, and rebooted into solaris-1. I then issued ...
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unique identifier for solaris volume

How to get a unique identifier UUID for a solaris volume meta device? I want the unique id like RID in veritas volume manager in solaris.
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COMSTAR and ZFS zvol giving bursty write pattern

I've just built a small NAS/SAN box and am doing some testing with it. Configuration is: 2GB RAM 2x Opteron 265s Iwill DK8N 5x500GB SATA drives (1 spare, rest mirrored) = 1TB usable space Emulex ...
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ldapadd, slapadd, ldapmodify hang when trying to add entries

I have recently installed OpenLDAP on Solaris-10. Whether using slapadd, ldapadd, or ldapmodify, I am able to establish the root node and the child, but when I try to add an entry for a person under ...
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UFS filesystem creation date

How can I find out when a UFS filesystem was created on a Solaris 8 machine?
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haproxy and tomcat intermittent hangs

I am trying to run haproxy in front of tomcat on a Solaris x86 box, but I am getting intermittent failures. At seemingly random intervals, the request just hangs until haproxy times out the ...
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ZFS permanent error; options for recovery

Background: small personal server, email, web, shell, etc, for family and friends. SunOS 5.11, snv_113 from November 2008. Server built in 2009. I believe that was either opensolaris or Solaris early ...
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Tomcap APR native libraries

I have a Solaris 10 box on which I have successfully built the tomcat native libraries from source which include apr-1.5.2.tar.gz, openssl-1.0.2a.tar.gz, and tomcat-native-1.1.33-src.tar.gz. I can ...
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Recovering data from ZFS mirror

I have two disks from an old server that I believe were a mirrored set. I placed them in a new server and tried to do a zpool import but nothing was found. Does that mean the data that was on them ...
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Solaris 10: BIND 9 Chroot Service fails to start with SVCADM but works when run manually from root

I recently upgraded with Solaris patches and after the reboot my Bind Named services go into maintenance mode. bash-3.2# svcs -xv svc:/network/dns/server:chroot (?) State: maintenance since Thu Nov ...
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Converting from OpenSolaris (EON) to FreeNAS

I have a 6TB RaidZ ZFS array configured on my nv129 based OpenSolaris filer, and I want to upgrade to FreeNAS as painlessly as possible. I remember betas had warnings that they did not support ...
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What is an good way to deploy shared scripts in a Linux/Unix environment?

In our environment we have a variety of scripts that we use on 30+ servers. Currently, we copy the scripts onto each server when the OS is installed. However, this has the problem that changes to ...
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Solaris 10 vs Solaris 11

How would I decide which one to use? We plan to run our own http/https webserver and also to run sendmail smtp server. We will be using ZFS for boot partition and use ZFS encryption where possible ...
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SPARC T4, Solaris 11, no access to internet, how to install system headers (or a working compiler)

I need to compile a C program on SPARC T4-1 (Solaris 11) machine that has been deployed to customer network, and it no longer has access to the Internet. Originally during the setup, compilation ...
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Fastest way to share a Solaris (ZFS) file system with two windows servers?

I am setting up a 16TB Storage server (which will eventually double in capacity) to store media. This server needs to be read from by two windows server 2008 clients which host our companies ...
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Accidently renamed the libc library file

I accidently renamed libc library in solaris 10 machine.. commands are not working..IS there any way to restore system back?
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How can I improve NFS performance on a gigabit LAN?

I have a Solaris 10 server with a Mac OS X clients on a gigabit LAN. The Solaris server exports a RAID-Z backed NFS share and all the clients connect to it. However, transferring files is slower ...
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What part of Solaris version string IDs the update?

Solaris 10 server. I need to determine if the server is Solaris 10 Update 9 or greater. Can someone interpret the version strings below? What part of those strings identifies the update that has, or ...
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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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ZFS file deletion and its relationship to disk space

I deleted a large file (many gigs) from a Solaris system and it didn't seem to recover the amount of space on the zpool equal to the size of the file. Is there any reason that I wouldn't see this ...
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On Solaris, how can I tell what processes are doing disk i/o on a particular device?

On Solaris, iostat tells me that a device is 92% busy, but how do I find out what programs are making the requests?
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ssh without password does not work for some users

I have a new RHEL4 Linux box that I am using to copy data to old Solaris 2.6 and RHEL3 Linux boxes with scp. I have found that with the same setup, it works for some users but not for others. For ...
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Automate the FTP process

What is the best way to automate the ftp process. I mean can a script be written which when executed would ftp to a remote system and fetch files with out human intervention. Please suggest.
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How avoid to write the password in the configuration file of SVN?

I am configuring the server SVN Collabnet (v1.5.6.1 for Solaris 10). I succeeded to use the ldap server for SVN authentication. How avoid to write a non encrypted password (XXXXX, here) in the ...
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Cannot login to Solaris due to chown on /usr directory

Someone ran "chown -R username /usr" and now I have no way of logging into the box to change it back. SSH has been disabled, X Server won't start so I have no graphical GUI, and the console login ...
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Is solaris better at serving web requests?

I have an operating system class this semester and I keep reading about Solaris' advanced thread scheduling and resource sharing policies. Traditionally I've been a Linux guy for server stuff, but ...
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Patch Management [closed]

I am looking for an open source patch management system that I can install locally. I would like to be able to store and search patches then download them to machines without having to search various ...
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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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How to install packages on Linux or Solaris on non-default paths?

By "default path", I mean "/usr/local", or other paths managed by root ("system paths"). I have to install many application packages (by that, I mean: svn, httpd, git, perl, python, ...) on a few ...
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Why does doing large deletes, copies, moves on my ZFS NAS block all other IOs?

I've got a Solaris 11 ZFS-based NAS device with 12x1TB 7.2k rpm SATA drives in a mirrored configuration. It provides 2 services from the same pool - an NFS server for a small VM farm and a CIFS ...
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Solaris 10: What does “Page cache” stand for in “echo ::memstat | mdb -k”

When running "echo ::memstat | mdb -k" I get this result: Page Summary Pages MB %Tot ------------ ---------------- ---------------- ---- Kernel ...
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Solaris OS latest version for i386

I am running following solaris OS on I386 processors: $ uname -a SunOS oobleck 5.10 Generic_127128-11 i86pc i386 i86pc $ CC -V CC: Sun C++ 5.8 Patch 121018-11 2007/05/02 I checked on Oracle's web ...
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Solaris: reboot vs init to get to single-user mode

I have inherited instructions that say to get to single-user mode on Solaris like: Execute reboot -- -s Mount all file systems My question is, why not just do: init 1 What's the difference?
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How do i fsck / on solaris 10?

[ID 879645 kern.notice] NOTICE: /: unexpected free inode 211471, run fsck(1M) -o f How can i run fsck cleanly (/ unmounted) ? The only solutions i can see are: - detach the SDS mirror, fsck on the ...
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Reset Root Password on Solaris 10

So, I have an interesting problem. The root password on one of our Sun x4500 machines was changed and never communicated. Now, nobody knows what it is. I have physical access to the machine, but no ...
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Why does a ZFS resilver scan the entire pool?

I have a zpool where I have just replaced a failed disk, and started a resilvering to the new disk. What I don't understand is, why zpool status says it want to scan 129TB, when the size of the vdev ...
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What does RUNNING in ifconfig output mean?

Does anyone know what the RUNNING flag in ifconfig output means? (I don't know that it matters much, but this is on a Solaris 10 box.) The only thing I've been able to find on it so far is this ...
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UPS monitoring software for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris

Looking to configure auto shutdown for my servers once the UPS battery reaches a certain state. We have MGE / EATON Pulsar M3000 UPS units, and a heap of servers running Ubuntu, FreeBSD and Solaris - ...
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Solaris NFS which client is all that traffic comming from?

On Solaris / OpendIndiana NFS server, is the a way to get per-client stats?
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Solaris resources for Linux administrators

I will have to deal with some Solaris machines in a couple of months, but I am a born and raised Linux admin (since like, 1997). Even so, Unixes are Unixes and even if they have their differences, ...
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Why are Solaris logins slow when remote storage server NFS mounted?

We've got a curious problem with one of our Solaris (10, U8) servers. If we have our extra storage array mounted via NFS, the Solaris user logins are exceptionally slow. Unmount the storage device ...
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Why won't this script accept any arguments?

I'm trying to write an SVN post-commit hook and, strangely, am getting hung up on what should be the easiest part. The Script: #!/usr/bin/sh set REPO="$1" set REV="$2" set ...
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Less - Use PageUp/PageDown keys in Solaris

I have been away from Solaris for the last 5 years. I am use to use pageup and pagedown rather than b and f. Anyone know a simple way to make this work? My shell is /bin/tcsh ( Im QA so I cannot ...
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How do you install a JDK6 on Solaris10 sparc 64bits?

The installation steps of a JDK6 for: Solaris 32 bits Solaris 64 bits are quite straightforward but: are in two separate documents do not deal with local zone (container) installation do not ...
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A strange arp issue

I have a problem with one of our solaris servers, an arp table entry is changing every so often for one of the other servers (WINSERVER) on the network. It will start out with the correct MAC address ...
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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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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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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 ...