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May
20
comment zfs send -i / receive stalling
Check out this thread forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=10187560 wherein a user mentions running dtrace to examine the transaction group updates (and provides a small dtrace command to do so). One more question, what SRU update is your Solaris 11.1 system patched to? (pkg info entire |grep Version:) There have been a lot of patches for ZFS since 11.1 was release, and SRU 7.7, which is supposed to be out Monday, will have some important patches for ZFS.
May
19
comment zfs send -i / receive stalling
@syneticon-dj how big are the snapshots you're replicating? On a system where we're moving up to 1TB/day it's not uncommon to see 4-5 hours spent in zfs send, and another 5-6 hours in zfs recv, not including transport time across the network. Much of that time it doesn't look like anything is happening. If the recv has finished with the data available to it, it may be waiting on the send to provide more data. Have you checked that both the send and receive are stalled during one of your low I/O periods?
May
9
comment Why pay for UNIX?
the model is called the "Corporate Liability Insurance Model" where buying support means you can blame a vendor for problems, and assuage some of the anger of your own customers.
Feb
22
comment Install PAR packer in solaris 11
just use gmake instead of make.
Feb
20
comment Available space on disk array, running Raid-Z1?
disk manufacturers use base-10 when sizing disks, while computers use base-2. So that 2TB HDD as labeled on the box, is likely to be recognized by your OS as 1.83 TB. 4 * 1.83 = 7.32, which is pretty close. Keep in mind that ZFS doesn't reserve whole disks for parity, instead all the disks are stripes and it's the data for which parity is calculated.
Oct
25
comment Solaris 10: How to remove devices from a zpool with /usr currently mounted?
@bahamat one would hope so, eh? :)
Oct
24
comment Can I recover a zpool after it's been exported, given that devices have not been reallocated?
forgot to mention, once the import is complete, the old testpool pool will now be named oldtestpool. And can, as such be exported and imported as oldtestpool.
Oct
24
comment Solaris 10: How to remove devices from a zpool with /usr currently mounted?
also, consider booting to single-user mode before you make these changes.
Oct
18
comment Can a virtualized machine have the CPU and RAM resources of multiple underlying physical machines?
how so? OP requested a way to have one virtual server span multiple physical machines. also, he mentioned a legacy Virtual FoxPro application, which mean he'd need to run Windows as the Virtual Server OS. Running Windows, in Xen or KVM, on top of ScaleMP would EXACTLY enable what the OP was requesting.
Oct
18
comment port forwarding with socks over proxy
so, to clarify, kiste.companydomain.com is on one LAN, and hosts 'gateway' and 'wikiserver' are on another LAN? and gateway and wikiserver are on the same LAN?
Jan
28
comment Where did the free space go?
That is not just a good answer, it's also a great tutorial. Thanks!
Jan
28
comment Where did the free space go?
you need to provide more information about how the LVM is set up. PE size, LE size, etc. (lvdisplay, lvs, pvs, etc) Between the difference between the actual binary size of the disk compared to the decimal size of the disk, and the overhead of lvm, your space is in there somewhere. Have you tried lvresize on your LV to see if you can grow it that other 100G?
Jan
4
comment Unmount a nfs mount where the nfs server has disappeared
brilliant! just the solution I needed today! Thanks.
Nov
4
comment Solaris as a server OS - what are the disadvantages?
Solaris patching is super easy, there are just no good Sun or Oracle tools for it. The best tool is Martin Paul's Patch Check Advanced, from [par.univie.ac.at/solaris/pca/]
Nov
4
comment Running a command as the root “role” in Solaris 11?
you need to post more information about exactly what problems are occuring. do you have logs that show errors? the root 'role' account is generally permitted to do pretty much anything the 'root' user can do, except log in. I would encourage you to look into RBAC a little more, and use it to create a profile specifically to provide the privileges and authorizations that your application needs, to enable you to run it as a non root user. I've been running Oracle, Sun Cluster, Apache, Mysql, and other applications under RBAC for several years, and I can tell you, it's eminently possible.
Apr
12
comment IP ACL for SPAN port on 3560
your interface for vlan555 needs to be 'no shut'.
Feb
15
comment running sock4 (ssh -D) through xinetd
Sorry, Alexus. Edited the answer. I think I'm understanding what you're really trying to do, now.