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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) How to recover mirrored metadevice with both submirrors in a "Needs Maintenance" state caused by a bad disk block (Doc ID 1002410.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 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 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

There may be times when trying a metareplace or metasync fails and the metadevice is still left in a "Needs Maintenance" state. One of the disks maybe experiencing a problem on a sector.

In this example, the mirror d10 is in a "Need Maintenance" state for both submirrors:

 

Cause

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