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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) How to Recover a Metadevice that is in an Unstable State OR How to Recreate Metadevice without Losing Data (Doc ID 1002037.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 02, 2023

Applies to:

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


Rarely, a metadevice may be in an undefined (not in Okay) state, so recovery with meta commands is problematic.

The workaround is to re-create the metadevice after carefully recording the current configuration from metastat -p. You can harm data on metadevices if the steps are not followed carefully.


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