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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) State of all Mirror Metadevices Showing "Needs Maintenance" after Reboot and Requesting "Invoke metasync <metamirror>" (Doc ID 1001470.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 01, 2021

Applies to:

Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.11 [Release 11.0]
Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2.1 to 4.2.1 [Release 4.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)


On a system running Solaris Volume Manager (SVM), all mirrors show a state of "Needs Maintenance" after rebooting the system. This occurs on all mirrors on the system, including the root disk if that is under SVM control.  The mirrors can be returned to the "Okay" state by using the metasync command as shown in the output of metastat. However, when the system is rebooted, the mirrors return to a state of "Needs Maintenance".

Note: This document is not applicable for a "Needs Maintenance" status resulting from genuine hardware problems or any system errors other than those described below.

An example of this condition is seen in the output of the metastat command:





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