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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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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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function of break option in sc ILOM console in Sun Fire [on hold]

I have a solaris10 server. It has 5 ldoms. That primary server lost the ssh and ilom console connectivity because of more than 350 iostat processes were running. So, I was provided the break -Dyc ...
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Solaris 11: Make sunrpc listen only on localhost

There is an open port 111 (sunrpc) that I want to secure. On a fresh install of Solaris, how can I get this to only listen on localhost? This, I think, would be a cleaner way than using ipfilter, if I ...
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Can I use SSH key authentication to log into a remote system with a different username?

Suppose I have a remote system named "remotesystem", and a user account "foouser" on that system. I know that on my local system, I can generate an SSH key pair as local user "foouser", put the ...
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performing `cat` results in `Value too large for defined data type error`

I performed cat on a file in /proc/(pid)/map and got the error Value too large for defined data type error Of course the file is binary and I suppose its not the best idea to output a binary file ...
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What is involved in adding ZFS cache stats to orca?

I am interested in looking to add ZFS cache stats into existing orca performance monitoring that we have. Particularly, I am interested in the output of echo ::memstat | mdb -k Am still in the early ...
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Ubuntu client can't mount Nexenta NFS

I have a Nexenta storage box (Solaris), which exports an NFS share. Mac OS X and older Ubuntu clients can mount the NFS share just fine without any special options. Later version of Ubuntu simply ...
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Extremely slow startup of tomcat

I have a tomcat 7 installation on a Solaris 10 server. My problem is that starting the server (or deploying a new war) is extremely slow. It usually take 30 - 60 minutes. The war application is a ...
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Total of RSS items much greater than physical memory + swap in solaris

Can the total of all rss values of active processes (state is S or O) be ever much greater than total physical memory + swap? By physical memory, I refer to the result of prtdiag | grep Memory And ...
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How to read backward from the end of file in less or more?

I've found one way so far: less +G filename, but it's scroll up only with up key line by line. What's more powerful less usages which provide scrolling by page, pattern search backward and so on?
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Is there a way to combine formatted output and full command arguments in one ps command? [migrated]

In solaris, /usr/ucb/ps auxww gives full commandline arguments (without truncating long commands+arguments). And ps has -o option that provides formatted output. Is there a single command (or ...
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Orca yearly graph is not showing correct results

We are using Orca for performance monitoring on a number of solaris servers. We've got plots for hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly. However, the yearly plot is displaying hour ...
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What are the best ways to monitor and report disk usage on solaris?

df and du provides a total view of usage but the problem with these is that they are not broken down per user. Is there a tool that does this? I found quot but that only works on ufs. Is there an ...
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When do vmstat counters restart?

Do the vmstat counters reset only on reboot? For example, for things like re, mf, pi, po, sr, in, sy, cs. Is it possible to reset them by a command?
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ZFS: what does it mean if all disks are ONLINE but resilvering takes place?

I have a pool of four raidz1 on Solaris 10, three of which look like this: state: ONLINE status: One or more devices is currently being resilvered. The pool will continue to function, ...
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What are the ways to control banners on solaris 10 for scp?

I work with a farm of solaris 10 servers with some inconsistent behaviors in terms of displaying banners/motd. This time, I am trying to do scp from one server to another. Between some servers I get ...
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how to check how much memory take process

As all know in Linux machines we have RAM memory and swap memory. My first question is: What the reason that the swap memory is increasing – because high level of RAM usage or something else? ...
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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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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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Restore of AIX backup on other Unix system

I have two old AIX backup tapes box labelled "System Image" that I need to recover a few files from. I've tried to extract them using tar (Solaris and Gnu) and cpio with no success. I then ...
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Having trouble mapping solaris drive paths to physical disks

I have a supermicro box with 24 drives in front and 12 drives in back. It's running x86 solaris 10 with zfs. Here is the output of zpool status: NAME STATE READ WRITE ...
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Create tar file on Solaris and untar the file on Linux is it right?

I want to create tar file on Solaris (Solaris 10 ) as Kit.tar and untar the Kit.tar on Linux machine ( linux red-hat 3/4/5 ) Can we be safe with that untar process on Linux machine? , I want to be ...
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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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Unix Snoop Command

Doing testing on a server right now. Both the client and server are on my machine. I am trying to snoop the packets between them but am not having any luck. These are some variations I have tried: ...
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snoop: cannot open “vnet0”: Permission denied

Getting the error when tried to take a capture on a solaris machine. I have tried to run the snoop command $ /usr/sbin/snoop -o file.pcap snoop: cannot open "vnet0": Permission denied $ uname -a ...
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File system full - except it's not

I've a Solaris 8 box which is reporting that a file system is full: db% tail -2 /var/adm/messages Nov 22 08:32:27 db ufs: [ID 845546 kern.notice] NOTICE: alloc: /u03: file system full Nov 22 08:34:51 ...
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weird DNS issue when looking up a service provider's services [closed]

I came across an interesting issue today. I was looking up node1.ar.service.com from the one of the 3 DNS servers exposed to the internet. These 3 servers act as authoritative servers at my ...
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NFS compound failed for server foosrv: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)

I'm setting up an Ubuntu NFS server with a Solaris 10 client. The basic configuration looks okay to me, and it was also working for some time. I'm getting an "RPC: Authentication error" message on the ...
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how to boot and install opensolaris using USB drive

I have a server that does not have a CD/DVD drive.. How can opensolaris be installed using USB interface? specifically what tools/steps that need to be performed to prepare USB flash drive as install ...
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How to find out if a Solaris machine is virtualized or not?

I have a set of machines and want to know how to find out if a given machine is virtualized or not. Any commands?
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tail -f without the tail?

Is there a command in Solaris to read a file, and when it gets to the end to stream the way tail does? I need to read the file from the start, and it is a binary file. Information on Solaris and ...
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What is causing visudo to fail with: “visudo: can't stat <filename>: Bad file number”?

We use the #include feature in the sudoers file for organizing our sudo rules on a per-application basis. Our sudoers set up looks kinda like this: /etc/sudoers -> #include ...
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Where can I find introductory documentation for ZFS?

I recently installed OpenIndiana because of an interest in ZFS. I like the feature-list of ZFS, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how to configure it. All of the documentation I ...
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solaris 11 express hosting vm's

I have been trying to wrap my head around this one. I have not seen a decent yes/no or how answer yet. I have a solaris 11 zfs server I want to host 2 or 3 vm's on it and have them use a loop network ...
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NFS issue brings down entire vSphere ESX estate

I experienced an odd issue this morning where an NFS issue appeared to have taken down the majority of my VMs hosted on a small vSphere 5.0 estate. The infrastructure itself is 4x IBM HS21 blades ...
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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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Solaris x86 11.1 and qlt driver — only 3/4 ports attach

I'm using the QLogic QLE2564 4-port 8Gb HBA. The problem I have is that when I attach the qlt target mode driver to the card, only 3/4 ports attach the driver. ffffc10006854e58 pciex1077,2532, ...
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How to make ssh fail if port forwarding fails

I have a bash script that runs ssh to create a port forward, using a command like this: ssh -N -i keyfile -L 1000:localhost:22 *remote_ip* There are occasions where the listen port may be busy, so ...
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Solaris 10 inherit group write on ACL

I'm trying to get group write permissions to be inherited in Solaris 10. It isn't working. I've set aclinherit and aclmode to passthrough using zfs set. Unfortunately, a group@:w...:deny rule is ...
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ZFS (Solaris 11) - SAS controller died & was replaced - pool is suspended

(Note I will amend with zpool status for clarity, when I return to the server) I have a 6x2TB disk raidz2 ZFS pool which I am hosting in Solaris 11 My original M1015 (flashed to IT mode) installed 2 ...
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High load average, low CPU usage - why?

We're seeing huge performance problems on a web application and we're trying to find the bottleneck. I am not a sysadmin so there is some stuff I don't quite get. Some basic investigation shows the ...
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Can I download Solaris packages directly from OpenCSW?

With Linux Debian and RPM package repositories, I can easily download packages via HTTP using a browser. Is there a way I can do this for Solaris OpenCSW packages? I don't have administrator ...
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Method started exited with status 96 during server configuration

I have this exact same error where "Method started exited with status 96". It seems the solution A default Solaris Apache install will be provided with several template files in ...
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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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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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df and du show different size and The size of the "/platform/sun4v/lib/sparcv9/libc_psr.so.1

The server is running on Sun Sparc T5220 machine with Solaris 10 installed. I've run into the disk space problem recently. Done many research but haven't found any solution so i hope can get some help ...
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GCC missing from Solaris 11, and server already deployed (no access to internet)

I'm having a peculiar problem, where a server has already been deployed, and it's no longer connected to the network. For it's original purpose, it didn't need any C/C++ compiling tools, and thus ...
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Solaris pam_ldap Authentication Using sshd-kbdint and Failing

Problem Overview Solaris 11 has been configured to use pam_ldap to authenticate users against an LDAP v3-compliant directory server. The Solaris host is only configured to use LDAP for ...
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reboot solaris to “ok” prompt

I need to reboot a solaris sparc machine to the "ok" prompt so I can do a net jumpstart reinstallation on a machine. I have remote access to the machine via the ALOM. How can do do this? Thanks.