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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM): Creating Mirrors from Soft Partitions 'metainit' Command Fails with "invalid unit" (Doc ID 1001988.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2017

Applies to:

Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2 to 4.2.1 [Release 4.0]
Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.11 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)

Symptoms

Trying to create a mirror directly from a soft partition in Solstice DiskSuite (SDS) 4.2.1 / Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) will fail with "invalid unit".
For example:

# metainit d11 -p d10 50m
d11: Soft Partition is setup
# metainit d12 -m d11
metainit: myhost: d11: invalid unit

 

Cause

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